Hi There My Chicken Raising Family!

Swbuda

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 11, 2009
61
3
41
Temple TeXas
I have two questions..
1. Why do some of my girls eggs, occassionally, have a blood spot when I crack them?
And are they safe to eat?
2. And most of my girls have 'No Feathers" on their butts!
They look like red-bottomed baboons..
... No kidding! And, I bought all hens. Can one be so dominate that she rides the others like a rooster?? I recently acquired a banty rooster, Hamlet, but he just got here, and I KNOW, he's not the culprit... IDEAS?? Anyway, THANKS FAMILY!!
Looking forward to your answers.
 

D'Angelo N Va.

Songster
10 Years
Dec 28, 2009
2,551
11
181
Not sure about the blood spots....could your chickens be molting the reason they don't have any feathers so to speak of on their little butts.
 

digitS'

Songster
12 Years
Dec 12, 2007
2,119
23
201
ID/WA border
dominant hen mounting other hens? yes, at times

blood spots: ". . . they are caused by the rupture of a blood vessel on the yolk surface during formation of the egg or by a similar accident in the wall of the oviduct. . .

As an egg ages, the yolk takes up water from the albumen to dilute the blood spot so, in actuality, a blood spot indicates that the egg is fresh. Both chemically and nutritionally, these eggs are fit to eat. The spot can be removed with the tip of a knife, if you wish." Iowa Egg Council

Steve
 

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