blood when laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Klapper, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Klapper

    Klapper New Egg

    May 16, 2013
    I have 4 red stars all 8 months old. Since they started laying one always leaves a bloody mess. It's the same hen and the blood only comes when she lays. Should I be concerned?
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    If shes a new layer, its pretty normal. But, at 8 months old, I'd think your Stars have probably been laying for a bit. Are her eggs large? One of my Silkies lays eggs that are quite a bit larger than the others. They typically have a streak on blood on them, sometimes more than a streak, sometimes none at all. She seems active, lays often and looks healthy so I don't worry about it [​IMG]

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