EE has a little blood on eggs, is this normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cluckthorne, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Cluckthorne

    Cluckthorne Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    Looking for more good advice from the BYC chicken pros.

    My young EE Buttercup just started laying her beautiful blue green eggs and her first 2 have had what looks like a little blood smeared on the shell. Her vent looks fine and she seems happy and healthy. Any thoughts?

    Thanks,
    C
     
  2. jqs birds

    jqs birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's normal for pullets and even older hens after there molt sometimes show some blood.
     
  3. Cluckthorne

    Cluckthorne Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh good, thanks for the help. I was worried.
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    The blood is usually on the eggs whrn they first start laying. You are good. [​IMG]
     

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