Eggs with blood on them

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ok2moss, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. ok2moss

    ok2moss Hatching

    Feb 24, 2009
    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!
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    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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