Eggs with blood on them

ok2moss

Hatching
10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
6
0
7
Arkansas
One of my araucana's lays an egg with a good amount blood on it every now and then. The inside has no blood in them. Does anyone have any idea what is wrong with her? Thanks!
 

MoodyChicken

Songster
10 Years
Feb 15, 2009
1,869
25
181
Northern California
That's blowout. It's normal, especially for young pullets or hens just starting the season. When the egg pushes through the vent, small capillaries break when the surrounding tissue stretches. As the bird matures the skin will stay permanently stretched and there will be little or no blood. It can mean that the pullet is laying eggs that are too large for her body, in which case egg binding may result. Watch your birds carefully, though they should be fine.
 

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