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Could it be blood?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nelly, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. nelly

    nelly In the Brooder

    Sep 2, 2009
    Rochester Minnesota
    I just collected an egg it has speckles on it that are reddish brown.
    They will wash off. Could it be dried blood and should I worry?
    They are a spots and no smears.

  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    It could be blood. I have a frizzle that laid eggs with blood on them, but after a while it stopped. If it is not alot of blood she should be ok. I read that some pullets can have some bleeding when they first start laying. Just keep an eye on it and hopefully it will stop!
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    It sounds like blood. You have nothing to worry about. When a hen first starts laying she will have blood on her eggs.
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