1. providentialpastures

    providentialpastures Out Of The Brooder

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    I was gathering eggs today and found an egg with a little blood smeared on it(I don't know which chicken laid it, I have about 45 hens). Would anyone know if something is wrong and if so, what to do about it?
     
  2. Minx

    Minx Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Can happen sometimes if the hen has strained a bit.

    Check the vents on your hens though as straining can cause a prolapse which will need attention.
     
  3. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    yea thats somewhat normal... If its a new hen or a larger egg sometimes blood can get on it. Also if the hen has a little to much fat that can cause blood.
     

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