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Bloody eggshell

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mpmb1227, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. mpmb1227

    mpmb1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young Barnevelder hen who has only been laying for about a month. The last two days she's laid eggs with blood on the shells. It doesn't look like a lot of blood but it's smeared up the side of the eggs. I know it's normal for a new layer but I'm wondering if a second day in a row is cause for concern, or if it's just yesterdays injury having yet to fully heal.
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    A few slightly bloody eggshells from time to time is normal. In fact if you mix a wee bit of blood with the normal moisture that is involved with egg laying it looks like a huge-normous amount of blood.

    Try to keep your hens weight down and there will likely be fewer bloody eggs. Thankfully chicken blood is the worlds champion at clotting.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2016

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