Bloody egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by goodb, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. goodb

    goodb Chillin' With My Peeps

    During my morning routine, I found an egg in a nestbox with blood on it. It was laid early in the morning and I didn't notice the blood until a bit later. All the girls appear to be fine. My question is: how concerned should I be now that I've experienced my first bloody egg ever?

    See a quick video I made here:

    Thank you in advance for your comments.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    If all of the hens are behaving normally I would not be concerned, especially if they are relatively new layers. Sometimes a blood vessel bursts as they are passing the egg.

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