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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rtvallely, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Rtvallely

    Rtvallely New Egg

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    I'm from Vancouver Washington, and pretty new to owning chickens. I don't have a very big yard so I only have a small group of 6 chickens. My Ameraucana, Buff Orpington and Silver laced Wyandotte just started laying within the last couple weeks, so exciting! I never knew chickens could be so fun to have. I love them to death, they are so fun, so much personality in each one. My kids love them and the chickens love them too. I haven't had too many concerns, except just today, my Ameracana laid her second egg, with it was a really small amount of blood on the egg. Is this normal? An hour after she laid I saw her squat and pee a lot, and it wasn't accompanied by poop. Is there something wrong? Her behavior is normal and she's as active as ever.

    Excited to go through all this information on BYC, love it, its very helpful. Love to see all the many different and beautiful chickens on here as well!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! It's not unusual to find some blood on pullet eggs when they start laying. It usually doesn't mean anything really. Just keep an eye on her, and you might check her vent. Chickens don't pee as such, the whitish colored portion of their droppings are solid urates. They will sometimes have watery droppings, especially if they are hot/active and have been drinking a lot.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the flock, glad to have you join us.
     
  4. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!!! [​IMG]

    I agree with Kelsie2290 !
     
  5. antyler

    antyler Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! Those first few eggs can be quite interesting!
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    Congratulations on your first eggs! It sounds like you have some lovely hens.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Congrats on your eggs! So egg-citing when that happens!
     

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