Bloody when laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jboudreau, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. jboudreau

    jboudreau Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had a few eggs from some newly adopted girls - that have had blood on them. Is this normal? Should I be worried about the eggs? or the hens?
     
  2. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the blood on the outside of the shell? If so I wouldnt worry about it. I've had a few like that. I dont know... someone else might tell ya otherwise.
     
  3. jboudreau

    jboudreau Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes it is blood on the outside. I'm thinking it's okay, but wanted to check.
     
  4. TinkleTurkey

    TinkleTurkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my pheasant hen sometimes has bloody smears on the outside of her eggs. She seems healthy though. If its just a tiny bit of blood, I wouldn't worry.
     
  5. Sommerbys

    Sommerbys New Egg

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    Me too, I get at least one egg a week that has bloody smears on it, all are healthy.
     
  6. jboudreau

    jboudreau Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! Glad to hear the girls are good to go!
     
  7. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like point of lay girls you got. Nice! All my new layers have the small smears. Rare to see any anymore, once in a overly large egg now and then.
     

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