In the Brooder
- Jan 14, 2017
I have 5 hens of different breeds. They are almost 3 years old. My BR, who has been a heavy layer of enormous eggs, laid a liquid, bloody mass in the nest box two days ago. It looked like an egg without the shell or membrane, but it had a lot of blood and what appeared to be blood clots or bloody tissue. Yesterday I found some "liquid egg" on the poop board and again in the nest box. This morning, on the poop board, there was a round mass the same size and shape as a yolk, but dark red in color. When I broke it open, it appeared to contain albumen. The hen appears normal. She is active, eating, and drinking. None of the other hens seem affected. I am attaching a photo of the first mass I found. I would appreciate any insight on the possible cause and treatment advice.