Hen just laid her first egg and now she is little bloody and her egg was covered in blood

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by deb516, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. deb516

    deb516 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silver laced polish just laid her first egg and it was huge, had blood on it and my hen is missing some feathers and and is kinda swollen and little bloody back there. what do i do to help her so it doesnt get infected, will it get easier for her with each egg she lays? she is eating and drinking and walking around fine, dont want to over react, but i dont want my girl to get sick or hurt.
     
  2. blondiebee181

    blondiebee181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, how much blood? Blood is considered pretty normal for first-timers, but if it's a lot or there appears to be any other symptoms, I would be a little worried....as for her little hiney...I would gently sponge it off with some warm salt water and then let her be for now...if she isn't showing other symptoms, it could just be normal....especially if the egg was large. Watch her closely though and if her eggs continue to come out this way, she may have an internal problem like a parasite.
     
  3. deb516

    deb516 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thankyou for your reply. i will watch her close.
     

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