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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by grtnana, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. grtnana

    grtnana In the Brooder

    Aug 5, 2014
    Merry Christmas every one. Can any one tell me why my chicken is laying very runny eggs and also some of her eggs have lots of blood streaks. She is a Rhode Island Red and has only been laying for about a month.
  2. Double Laced

    Double Laced Chirping

    Sep 11, 2012
    Hi there.

    Sorry to hear one of your chickens is under the weather. there are 3 common causes.

    1 . Physical injury - the oviary / egg duct is damaged or malformed.

    2 . Infection - or parasite. This or 1 could cause the membranes to be malformed.

    3 . Deficiency - minerals / vitamins / something missing from the diet.

  3. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    Also know that if she is new to laying eggs, it could be a bit of time for her to "sort" things out physically.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    What do you mean by 'runny'?
    Where are the blood streaks, inside the egg or on the shell?

    Ditto on the new egg layer syndrome.....
    .....it can take up to a month or so for them to get it in the groove.
    Meanwhile, eggs everywhere, some of them can be rather funky looking, soft or thin shelled, huge double yolked eggs.
  5. grtnana

    grtnana In the Brooder

    Aug 5, 2014
    Help my rir I think is dieing Her comb is black shemis really lathargic and seems like her feathers are looking really bad she also has not laid in anout a week any ideas
  6. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    Could be a lot of different things. You should post some clearly explained symptoms in the Emergencies, Diseases, Injuries and Cures forum. You can find that by going up to the "Forums" tab, Raising BackYard Chickens, and clicking on the Emergencies heading from the drop down menu on the right. Good luck!

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