Bloody Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ms~Silkie~Girl, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 15 hens, all heavy breeds. They came in March 2009 at one-day old. They just started molting a little while ago. About a week or two ago i started getting a lot of bloody eggs, before i would just get like on here or there. Does it have to do with molting? Is it normal? Thanks!

    ~Trista~
     
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Is it a blood smear? Those are normal...now if it is full of blood that is a different story...
     
  3. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blood is on the OUTSIDE, on the shell.


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  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    but is it just a smear?
     
  5. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    That happens sometimes on new layers or once the egg size changes. The hen should adjust,but if you feed black oil sunflower seeds,it should stop.
     
  6. Ms~Silkie~Girl

    Ms~Silkie~Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:sorry, yes it is like a smear
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Ms~Silkie~Girl :

    Quote:sorry, yes it is like a smear

    Normal​
     
  8. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you sure their molting. I thought they didnt molt untill they are a year old. But I could be wrong. I have pullets that will be a yr in Feb. I sure hope they dont do that until august.
     

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