Blood Streaked Eggs when Laid

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Elisabeth Rose, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Elisabeth Rose

    Elisabeth Rose In the Brooder

    Jul 11, 2013

    My hen Golden has been laying eggs with streaks of blood on them for a few days. I tried to look at her vent and it looked like there might be a small tear in the soft pink interior. Is there anything I can do to help her? Does it mean her eggs are too big for her? She is an Ameracauna, age 11 months and her eggs are much smaller than my other hens (Barred Rock and NH Red). They are about "medium" as far as purchased eggs. Thanks for any advice- you have always helped me here with the best advice!

  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    Her egg size sound normal. She may have gotten vent pecked. you can put a little triple antibiotic on the area. If you think it's necessary, you can keep her somewhere dark for a few days to discourage laying while she heals. Really though, it's a common occurrence and usually clears up on it's own. [​IMG]

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