hen bleeding when laying

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flock4samuel, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. flock4samuel

    flock4samuel New Egg

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    Help, We have a flock of 9 laying hens, and one of our white plymouth rock's gave us an egg that had blood on it. (egg completely in-tact) When we examined her, she had blood on her as well, and the only other indication that she's not at 100% is that her comb is slightly flopped over. Is this a one-time or some-time anomaly, or is this something we should be concerned about?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    A newly laying hen will occasionally have a blood smear on an egg. It is fairly normal, and shouldn't happen too much when they become experienced layers.
     
  3. flock4samuel

    flock4samuel New Egg

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    Thanks - I feel a little better, but this hen has been laying for about 4 months now - and it was more than just a smear on both the egg and the hen herself. Is this indicative of any kind of disease I need to worry about?
     

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