blood spots

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nanaboo3, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. nanaboo3

    nanaboo3 Hatching

    Aug 17, 2010
    Rhode Island Red hens eggs has blood spots on the shell and on the inside by the yolk. Does anyone know what causes this or what I can do to fix it. These are my first chickens. Thanks for your help!
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Here's a link to an egg quality page. It will explain all there is to know about eggs. Blood spots on the outside of the shell are an occasional occurrence and aren't usually anything to be worried about. Blood spots inside the egg are also usually nothing to worry about.

    Don't worry about your birds. They are fine.

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  3. ther00ster'scr0w

    ther00ster'scr0w Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bay Area CA
    i read somewhere once (im sorry, im not really sure where!) but that blood spots on the shell were from blood vessels that broke during the formation of the shell, and is completely harmless.

    About this inside im not sure but my aunt has the same problem and her hens are happy and healthy o not really sure why they're there...could they be sitting on them and those are the developing embryos?

    I would just check and keep an eye out on them to make sure they seemed fine and healthy.

    If i'm wrong someone correct me! but i hope this helped!

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