***Dads, close your eyes for this post! lol I have some hens that we got from our local feed store on April 13 when they were a few days old. We have another hen that I bought from someone who is roughly 4 months old now, I was told she should start to lay around July or August. This morning, I saw traces of blood clots laying around the barn where they sleep. It looks like blood from menstruation. Is it normal to have blood before laying for the first time? I suspect no foul play, all of my chickens typically get along. There were no signs of pecking and no wounds on any of the chickens.