Blood streaked egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epona4, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if this only happens with the first egg/new layers or if it's somewhat common for seasoned layers.

    Our first egg had some blood on the shell. I wasn't surprised or worried. Our second had none. Just got me wondering if the blood typically only shows up for the first lay.

    (this would also satisfy someone who seems to be convinced that we got snookered into buying older chickens at the show and not older pullets.)
     
  2. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
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    From what little I know (weve only had chickens since June), it's common in first time layers. I suppose older hens could have bleeding if they laid a really large egg than they normally do though. But [​IMG].
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    When my started to lay I got a couple bloody eggs. They are just being stretched out.
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I've occasionally had that happen with the first egg from a pullet. Especially if the first egg wasn't one of the smaller "pullet eggs."

    I've never had it happen with an older hen. In case that helps with your discussion. [​IMG]
     
  5. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks!

    As for the egg size...it wasn't a small egg! It was the same size as the eggs in the cartoon of Meds that we got from the store! So I was impressed. [​IMG]
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, my! I'd be giving out an extra snack for that!
     
  7. esjro

    esjro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 of my 3 had bloody eggs for the first egg or two. One of my EE's first eggs was a double yolker and that had more blood than the others... the thing looked like a dinosaur egg! I felt so bad for her! [​IMG]
     
  8. corydonald

    corydonald Out Of The Brooder

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    nvm about it. its normal. if theres ALOT of blood, thats another story.[​IMG]
     

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