First egg and bloody

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DementedHam, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. DementedHam

    DementedHam Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Southern California
    My bantam hen just laid an egg about 10 minutes ago, and half of it was bloody. I've never had this happen before. For a bantam egg and to be the first egg it's quite "big". The hen seems fine, kind of quiet, and I checked her vent and it was also slightly bloody. [She isn't bleeding though]

    Anything I should be worried about? It's my sisters and she wanted me to ask just to make sure.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    She should be fine. Started off a big that's all. It's not uncommon.
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    ive had that to happen dont worry it will be ok
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I had a tiny Hamburg pullet that did that to me and she came out fine. I think the first five eggs were bloody and by the time fifth egg came out, it was very very light brown bloody and no more since then.

    This is normal and its first timers to lay eggs LOL
  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I got my first egg today too -congrats!!! We must have Patriotic hens, haha!!
  6. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida

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