Blood smear on egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ClareScifi, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just found an egg I think a pullet laid that has a bloody smear on it. Is that a bad thing?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    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.[​IMG]
     
  3. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Good to know. It was a very small smear.
     

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