Bloody Egg

pfawcett

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This morning, I went out to my coop to let the chickens out. I have three already laying and three that should lay any day now. Anyway, I found a bloody egg with a rack at the top. We think that this was the first egg for one of our chickens. There wasn't that much blood. Just a little and there was a crack at the top. Is this normal???
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Free Spirit

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Sometimes the first egg of a new layer can have a smear of blood on it. Once her vent gets used to stretching as the egg passes through it will resolve. That will likely be the only one. Only if you see a lot of blood then you can worry. But for now this is perfectly normal.

The crack at the top could be that she may have pecked at it. When a few of my chickens laid their first eggs they would take a peck at it as if they didn't understand what it was. That too stopped after a couple of eggs had been laid from them.
 

mymilliefleur

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Sometimes the first egg of a new layer can have a smear of blood on it. Once her vent gets used to stretching as the egg passes through it will resolve. That will likely be the only one. Only if you see a lot of blood then you can worry. But for now this is perfectly normal.

The crack at the top could be that she may have pecked at it. When a few of my chickens laid their first eggs they would take a peck at it as if they didn't understand what it was. That too stopped after a couple of eggs had been laid from them.

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