Blood streaked on outside of eggshell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flockof5, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. flockof5

    flockof5 Out Of The Brooder

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    This has never happened before. I have 5 hens, they are less than a year old. This morning, one of them laid an egg that had blood streaked on the outside of it. Is this a sign of a serious problem? Thanks!
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I have had that happen but nothing came of it.
     
  3. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is the sign of her first egg... [​IMG]
     
  4. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, mine did that as well on her first egg. Her second egg was clean.
     
  5. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Mine did too
     
  6. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    Diddo. Never another. [​IMG]
     
  7. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. I got that last week too and I think one of my pullets just started laying. Can't be sure because I have a silver phoenix who stopped laying due to the shortening days and I've had the girls on 16 hours of light a day, so it's either she's started again or one of more of my turkens has begun.
     
  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    I agree. It's probably her first egg. She has to get accustom to laying eggs so her vent cant stretch to let the egg out. Mine had it to.
     
  9. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn near gives ya heart attack don't it? [​IMG] I thought someone was dying when I found one. Turns out, they're just tiny first timers.
     
  10. NCchickenlady

    NCchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here, First egg and she talked about it for about a 1/2 hour!! She walked over and showed it to me and when I took it she was very not so pleased! LOL I left it with her to show the other girls and removed it when she got busy eating...
    Its always a big to do in the coop for my first time layers!
     
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