Bloody egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vfem, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I went out to check on eggs today as I got none earlier. I found one in the box (only have 2 laying right now) and saw the other in the run. That's the first time for that. So I let everyone out to freerange and went and got the egg.

    There were blood streaks on the outside of the egg shell. It must have been recent as it was still streaked in red and not completely dry. It was a very small egg compared to my usual, so I think it was from my pullet who's been laying less then 1 month.

    Could this be signs of internal bleeding... she I check her out?
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sound like you have a new layer. Most of the time a new egg or larger than normal will have blood marks on them.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2009
  3. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Quote:I agree. Everything will probably be fine. Good luck! Genie
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I got one this morning. I get them rarely, but I do get them. The hens are fine.
     
  5. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew to expect bloody streaks on early eggs, but my EE has been laying just over a week and all of her eggs have had bloody streaks. When should I start to be concerned? Perhaps there is something to feed her to help them pop out more easily?
     

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