Blood Spattered Pullet Egg- **Photos**

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Coopacabana, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found this pullet egg in the coop today. It is her second egg, but the first one wasn't bloody. I've never had this happen this before. Is it just a thing that can happen to pullet eggs ocasionally? Or is it serious? Please excuse the dirt, i'm talking about the red drops.

    first pic shows the blood, the second a diff. view of the blood, and the third the non bloody side:

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  2. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quite a few of my pullets had a smear of blood on their first egg. I figure their poor systems aren't used to something that large coming through. Unless it continues or gets worse, I'd say it's normal and don't worry.
     
  3. Is it her first time laying? Often when it's a hen's first few times laying eggs, their body's aren't use to it. Don't worry; it's not serious, just make sure that she drinks a bit of water after laying.
     
  4. terryg

    terryg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's normal, especially for new layers. However, blood on eggs can also be sign of mites (they eat near the the vent and cause bloody bits on the skin than smears onto the eggs) so check your hens carefully for mites. Mites hide during the daytime so you'll only see signs - not the mites themselves.
     
  5. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she layed another egg that isn't bloody. She doesn't have mites, but that's good to know. Thanks!!! I'm glad there's nothing wrong with her, she is so sweet. She's an OEGB- Belgian d'uccle cross.
     
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