Blood streaks on outside of egg shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Camille13, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Camille13

    Camille13 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens are just about 5 months, and starting to lay eggs. Two days ago, and today we got an egg that has blood smeared/streaked on the outside. Is this normal for beginning to lay eggs or is there something wrong with the chicken? I can't tell which chicken is laying the blood streaked ones. I have never done chickens before, and any advice would help! Thanks!
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!
    Yep, it's common to see a little blood on the eggshell with new layers.
    If you know which pullet laid the egg you could check around her vent for large amounts of blood, but I betcha she's just fine.
     
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    One is mine is doing the same thing. It's okay. She has has laid two and the blood on the second was less than the first. So, I am sure she is okay.
     
  4. nutmag

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    I have a three year old hen that for the last two days laid an egg with a significant amount of blood on the outside. She appears healthy otherwise. Cause for concern? Other things I should look for? Thanks for any suggestions.
     

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