Blood smears on egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Honeysucklefeathers, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Songster

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    Just got an egg from one of my sizzle hens. Had a bit of a blood smear on it. Not alot just sorta smeared. I have 3 hens and they've just started laying. This egg is a little smaller than the one's I've been getting so I'm wondering if it could be a first egg since I don't know exactly who is laying. Everyone seems healthy and no blood on them. Any thoughts?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:I wouldnt worry about it for first time layers. Just observe what's going on for now if it becomes a problem.
     
  3. ronikins

    ronikins Songster

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    I get blood smears every once in a while on my eggs from the 1.5 year old buffs. I just figured sometimes they have a hard time getting one out and the vent tears a little.

    Is this normal?
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Watch your hens for prolapse, this is sometimes an indication.
     
  5. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Songster

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    Thanks, I looked them over really good and didn't see anything but I will keep a close watch.
     

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