blood smear on pullet egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crunchynut, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. crunchynut

    crunchynut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think one of my salmon faverolle girls laid her first egg today (or at least the first I've seen). They're 6 months old. It is a pale cream color which I think I remember being the color of the eggs they were hatched from. Anyway, there was a small streak/smear of blood on it. Normal or cause for concern?
     
  2. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very normal.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I have 32 pullets laying now, and have had the same blood smears on probably 15 eggs, so I think it just might be their first eggs.
     
  4. crunchynut

    crunchynut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I figured it was probably normal but worth a check.
     
  5. Jay262

    Jay262 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had RIR's they layed giant eggs they were blood smeared all there lives.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Normal - It takes considerable stretching of the 'production line' to get that thing out. Generally this situation resolves rather rapidly.
     
  7. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe they need some prep H?[​IMG]
     
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My girls have all been laying for a while, some for months and others years, and I still occasionally collect an egg with a blood smear. Makes me cringe for the girl that laid it... [​IMG]
     
  9. cmom

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    Blood on the outside of an egg shell means the hen has popped a few blood vessels in the Vent. Not unusual with a young pullet. The egg produced may have been a bit larger than she normally produces and ruptured vessels on exit.
     

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