Bloody egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Wyatt0224, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had eggs with a little bit of poop on them, sometimes a lot covering the whole side. When I went out tonight to collect eggs about 4 or 5 of them had blood mixed in in. Most of them were Silkie eggs however this one is from my RIR's or BA's. This was one of the worst looking. Can someone tell me what this means?
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  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    I'm guessing that one of the birds has a minor wound, perhaps on a foot, or sometimes, they break a blood vessel when passing an egg. Guessing it was the girl that laid the last egg, and she smeared the rest of the eggs. Eggs are still usable. Just wash them.
     
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  3. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its her logo so you know who laid it! [​IMG] kidding. I agree @lazy gardener
     
  4. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you both very much. I sure hope it's not her logo because that would scare me a lot!
     
  5. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah hopefully no. Im sure it will go away
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Can happen once in while.
    If copious or continuous......time to start checking feet and vents.
     
  7. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was one of RIR hens who had feathers near her vent that were wet but I couldn't find a wound. I didn't see any blood in my fingers either but we all know how good they are at hiding wounds.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It's really hard to move feathers apart to get down to the skin.....
    .....it about takes two people, one to hold bird the other to use both hands to part feathers.
    I have a hard time doing it on my own.
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Is she a new layer? I will go with that .......I get them to with new layers....Never a concern....Its like stretching a Mosquito"s butt over a rain Barrel.....In time they adjust....Have no worries.......


    Cheers!
     
  10. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes she's been laying for around 3 months now.
     

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