Egg with blood on it

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 19marvinn, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I got an egg with blood on the shell. Not alot of blood, just a little patch. Wondering if this is normal. Did she tear a bit?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Has she just begun laying, a bit of blood happens at times, it's usually a new layer or a bigger egg than they are used to.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not unusual, especially in new layers.
    As long as it's not a lot of blood or continues every day, shouldn't be a problem.
     
  4. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes. she is a new layer. got her egg today and it was clean. I think it was even a little bigger. thanks for the replies!
     

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