Help.. please .. Why is this egg fulll of blood?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Glos Girls, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. Glos Girls

    Glos Girls Chirping

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    Hello, Could someone please help.. I cracked eggs this morning and YIKES!! An egg is full of blood & there is a membrane on the yoke, is this a fertilized egg or is something wrong? We were positive we did not have a rooster in with our hens. Thank you to anyone who may know .[​IMG]
     
  2. Thejperez

    Thejperez Songster

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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    I had one of those not long ago...piece of tissue breaks off as the ova is released and get encapsulated in the egg.

    If only once I wouldn't worry, if it happens consistently then that hen has a serious reproductive problem and I would cull.
     

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