blood streaks on outside of shell

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vballgirl, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. vballgirl

    vballgirl New Egg

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    Our chickens just started laying eggs this month. They are about 25-27 weeks old. Yesterday and today we found an egg with some slight blood streaks around half of the egg (I figure its coming at the end when the egg is almost out. We think it came from a chicken who just started laying yesterday. We have 7 all together and get 3-4 eggs a day so far. We don't know if this is normal or if there is a problem. Can anyone help us? Thanks.
     
  2. grasjm36

    grasjm36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its perfectly normal, no worries [​IMG]

    If it was soaked in blood that would be concerning.
     
  3. Rockin' Reds

    Rockin' Reds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No worries...as long as it isn't a lot. I had the same issue when mine started laying, actually sometimes still happens. [​IMG]
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Just in case, I recommend you check their vent area for lice/mites.
     
  5. vballgirl

    vballgirl New Egg

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    Thank you for all your expertise!
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    New eggs from 'virgin' pullets. No worries.
     

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