Bloody egg.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silkieRaiser, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. silkieRaiser

    silkieRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, i have had chickens for 8 months now. I raised them all from chicks, and the orpingtons started laying at 6 months. now 2 months later, i have gotten my first silkie eggs!!!!! i have 2 of them, and the first looks ok, but then i picked up this one and found it was bloody [​IMG][​IMG]

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    is this bad?!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Am I reading your post correctly - this egg is from a new layer?

    If she just started laying eggs, then it is most likely normal. She may have had a tiny blood vessel rupture when straining to lay her egg.
    Make sure she is staying hydrated and offer oyster shells free choice.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
     
  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not unusual for newer layers to have some issues with the quality of their eggs and some injury to the vent. That's really not a lot of blood so as long as her vent area looks ok it should be fine and I wouldn't be concerned unless she has the same issue repeatedly.
     
  4. silkieRaiser

    silkieRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. thank you for all your help :D
     

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