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bloody egg.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by paganfish, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. paganfish

    paganfish Songster

    Sep 15, 2007
    Fleming, Colorado
    OK, when I went in to check for eggs today I noticed the only egg in there (they have slowed down due to shorter days, etc. So, I get like 8-10 eggs a day.) was bloodied.

    It's the first time I have noticed any eggs be that bloody!

    From time to time...I do seet some blood smeared on one here and there...like once a month or so...but not as much as I saw on this one. Ugh! Again, this is not a common thing...it's sporadic in that it happens every once a month or so!

    Should I worry? I regularly dust with DE. I heard that it could be a sign of mites but I don't see any on them. I will check again tonight...is it normal for eggs to be bloody...every ONCE in a while?
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2007
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    It happens sometimes and usually is not serious. You could always check your hens vents to be sure that one is not bleeding from an egg that broke inside or other serious injury.

  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Unless it keeps up, then I wouldn't worry. Penny's first egg after her last broody session had blood streaks on it and she's fine.

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