bloody egg

gibsterl

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Sep 3, 2012
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Today I found an egg coated in blood, not entirely sure who the culprit is but I suspect it is one of my younger chickens although they have been laying since November. Everyone looks happy and there is not blood on anyone's vents or feathers. I also had a soft shell egg this week too, haven't had one of those in awhile. They have calcium they can have as they want. What does everyone think?





 

Eggcessive

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This can be common, especially in young hens. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes more frequent. Just keep them on a good fresh layer feed, and have crushed oyster shell and egg shell available for them to eat as they need.
 

gibsterl

Chirping
7 Years
Sep 3, 2012
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New Hampshire
thanks was what I was thinking....have had chickens for about 3 yrs, not an expert by any means. This is the first time I encountered this. Curious to know I hear many say young hens....what does that mean regarding age?
 

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