Double yolker then blood on next egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Luke13:34, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE, Matilda, laid her first egg a week and a half ago. She laid the next two days, took a day off, laid the next two days, took two days off then yesterday I got a double-yolker.

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    Got another egg today and it has a smear of blood on the shell. (sorry, no pic) Is this normal after the trauma of laying the extra-big one the day before? Anything I can do to help her recover?

    My other five girls are all squatting for my now, so I'm expecting a nesting box full of eggs in the near future!
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011
  2. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls first eggs had a smear of blood too. Thats normal. The large eggs will also cause some bleeding. Not sure on anything that will help avoid it.
     

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