Gross blood clot soft shelled egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Charlene, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Charlene

    Charlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought my BR laid a soft shelled egg today. It would be her first. But on closer inspection it had a big blood clot in it, a little bigger than a normal yolk. It was firm and really gross. So gross, I forgot to take a pic.

    She seems okay, is that the end of the story? It's been hot here the last week and she wasn't laying well. I don't have a rooster though I thought it looked like an embryo at first (but I think it can't be).

    Any thoughts? Is this normal-ish? I am scared I'm going to open one of the regular eggs and find a big blood clot. Ugh, that would be really bad.
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    For clarification: There was a big blood clot INSIDE a soft shelled or, or the egg ITSELF looked like a big blood clot?
     
  3. Charlene

    Charlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was a big blood clot inside the shoft shelled egg.

    I just remembered that that chicken ate a baby mouse last week. That wouldn't be related, would it?
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, that would be a whole different set of plumbing (mouse eaten).

    Gosh, without a picture, it's VERY hard to tell what it may have been. If she lays another like it, get a few good pics!
     

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