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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by txredneckmedic, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone ever notice a lil bit of blood smeared on the egg from a new layer?
     
  2. 2468Chickensrgr8

    2468Chickensrgr8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    matter a fact ...yes i have....ouch !
     
  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes... seems to be normal for new layers
     
  4. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes.
     
  5. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    Yep. And sometimes on those big double yolkers too.
     
  6. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    episiotomy --- /cringe
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
  7. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    each one of mine did that with their first egg- that's how I knew I had a new layer in the flock. One Particular EE had quite a bit of blood on her first egg and several eggs after- I kept an eye on her and she was fine - after about the 5th egg- no more blood.
    They all lay perfectly clean smooth eggs now- so no worries [​IMG]
    congrats on your first egg- almost magical isn't it? [​IMG]
     
  8. mountainvieworchards

    mountainvieworchards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my EE had that and shortly after she stopped laying eggs. She is my smallest hen and lays the largest eggs. I wonder if there is any connection between the bloody eggshells and her stopping laying. I have lights in the coop and all others have been laying fine.
     
  9. rdranch

    rdranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its just a clich in the system and is fairly normal. We just had a very bloody surprise in the frying pan yesterday. First time ever in almost three years. They cease to amaze. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. LeghornLisa

    LeghornLisa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the first egg is almost magical!!! Got my first egg October 30th!
     

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