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Heavily Bloodstained Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pgpoultry, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 22 week old NN pullet has behaved oddly all day, keeping to herself and going in and out of the coop at very regular intervals and seeming generally uncomfortable.
    When I looked an hour ago she had hollowed out the straw, and when I checked later she had laid a big egg (for the delicate size of the pullet) which was heavily blood-smeared. She seemed fine in herself and was not obviously bleeding from her vent.
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    I've not had this happen before and wonder if it is just 'big egg, small passages' ?

    Does anyone have any advice?

    Thank You
     
  2. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    She was likely eggbound temporarily.

    Give her some olive-oil soaked bread for a few days to keep the system a little slicker and keep an eye on her for discomfort. Was this a first or one of her first eggs?
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was the very first....she seems fine now, but I'll give them all some olive oil bread.
     
  4. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as your hen is eating and drinking you should be fine the egg was just too big for her
     

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