HELP PLEASE! Blood on egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Flip1585, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Flip1585

    Flip1585 New Egg

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    One of my hens laid an egg with streaks of blood on it. Is this a sign of a serious problem? I have never had this happen before. I would greatly appreciate any help or advice! [​IMG]
     
  2. Talithahorse

    Talithahorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might check out the outside of the chicken. I had that happen and after a bit of checking around I found that one of my hens had a scrape on her foot and that is where the blood came from.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    It happens occasionally. If it's a persistent problem, I'd probably start checking vents, but now and then, I wouldn't worry.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Some birds will bleed a bit as the cloaca stretches out while passing an egg. Usually it's seen in new layers or those resuming lay after a break. It can also happen if the egg is larger than normal, and in most circumstances is nothing to worry about.
     
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  5. Flip1585

    Flip1585 New Egg

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    @oldhenlikesdogsThank you! They did just start laying again so hopefully that's why!
     
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  6. Flip1585

    Flip1585 New Egg

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    @bobbi-jThank you! I'll keep an eye on it.
     
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  7. Flip1585

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    @TalithahorseI'll check to see if she is cut anywhere. Thanks for all of the help everyone!
     
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