Bloody egg... Should I be concerned?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cochicks, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. cochicks

    cochicks Chirping

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    One of our hens laid a bloody egg today. I checked her vent, and everything looks normal. Why does this happen? Do I need to be worried?

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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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    Sometimes happens with new layers. I wouldn't worry.
     
  3. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

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    is the egg overly large? occasionally hens (and more often pullets) will lay an egg that's too big for them and tear the area around thier vents. i don't usually bother worrying about a little blood like that, it heals quickly enough by itself. if you're worried you can check your hens vent areas, but it's unlikely you'll find anything.
     

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