Eggs have blood on them

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheReadyBoys, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last two days, I have noticed blood on one of the eggs. I have had this happen before, but usually just once. I don't know what chicken it is, either. Is there something I should do? Are the eggs bad or is the chicken sick? Please answer!
     
  2. dawg53

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    Check their vent area for mites. If there arnt any mites, it could be capillary worms causing the blood tinged eggs.
     
  3. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a rooster with your hens? It could be injury from an aggressively mounting rooster. If not, maybe she was injured some other way? A hard fall from the roost or nest area maybe? Another hen picking at her vent? Anything could cause bleeding to get on the egg.
     
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  4. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no rooster with the hens, and I haven't noticed any injuries. Maybe I will look again when I go to the barn.
     
  5. mshuntjump

    mshuntjump Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. This is nothing serious. This just means her vent had to stretch more in order to get the egg out, which means it probably tore a little. Happens with one of my girls quite often. Completely normal.
     
  6. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks.
     

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