Bloody egg, should I be worried??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by naturegirl, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. naturegirl

    naturegirl In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2009
    Central New York
    while gathering eggs yesterday, I discovered an egg that had a moderate ammount of dried blood on it. The egg was medium to large but not jumbo. I checked out my girls the best I could because they free range during the day. When I closed them in the coop last night I didn't see any unusual behavior. They have only been laying for about 6-8 weeks. Should I be concerned????? [​IMG]
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    It happens occasionally. I check around my hen's vents if I find one with a noticable amount of blood, but have never seen a problem with it.
  3. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    I've notice with my pullets and sometimes if the egg is pretty big. No problems though.

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