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blood stain on egg. Is my hen haemorrhaging?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BigJill, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. BigJill

    BigJill New Egg

    Jan 6, 2016
    Hi, hoping someone can help offer some tips. Am bit worry. I brought a hen 2 weeks ago, 12 months old. But notice all her eggs has bit of blood stain on the shell. Not mu[​IMG]ch just smear here n there. Otherwise she seems pretty healthy. Could she be haemorrhaging? Is there anything i can do?
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! Usually means they need more water. Well hydrated hen will have a well lubricated vent. The shell forms at the end of the oviduct just before the vent. Translation would be since she isn't as hydrated the it becomes harder to pass the egg which can cause minor bleeding. If she were to be actually hemorrhage the egg will probably be fully covered in blood. Make sure they have access to water 24 hours 7 days a week. Make sure it doesn't freeze.
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Is your hen a new layer? Sometimes this can cause a little blood in the egg as it passes through. Has she molted and had a break from laying then started again? This too could cause blood as she gets the laying machine back in order.

    If type in blood on egg in the search box above there are many threads that come up that should help you further.

    Good luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2016
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You have gotten some excellent advice so, I will just say Welcome to Backyard chickens, thanks for joining the flock.
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Thanks for joining us!
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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