Is something wrong or am I overreacting

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by debilorrah, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I went to the hen house last night and picked up my pretty black hen and petted her for a while, and when I puther down I had a smear of blood on my shirt. Do chicken bleed a little after laying an egg? I checked her and it wasn't a cut. I am a bit worried.
     
  2. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue, but I hope everything is alright?!! [​IMG]

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  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A drop of blood smears and looks like much more. I would watch her just in case but I wouldn't worry over it at this point. It is common to sometimes see blood from a layer.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Since I am new at this, I had no idea. It wasn't much blood, but had me concerned nonetheless! Thanks!
     
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Once in awhile I've had a pullet that had a tiny amount of blood smeared on the shell of her first egg. Did she just start laying? I'd just keep an eye on her.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    My problem is that we have 6 hens who were previously free range and we have no idea how old any of them are. I have two that are laying and no clue which two. This particular hen is the leader of the flock.
     

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