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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ClareScifi, Dec 9, 2014.
Just found an egg I think a pullet laid that has a bloody smear on it. Is that a bad thing?
Occasional blood smears are nothing to be terribly concerned about. The reproductive tract is rich with blood vessels and subject to some fairly considerable stretching and force - it is not unusual for a vessel to be ruptured here or there. Consider this photo of the moment of expulsion and you can see how a rupture could happen and result in some blood on the egg.
Thank you! Good to know. It was a very small smear.