Need eggspert advice re: Silkie hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henaynei, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. henaynei

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    I bought a trio of Silkie chicks a year ago. Turned out to Be a trio and supposedly from the same parental pairing. Got a black, a grey and a very light buff. The black is the rooster.
    Shortly after the day started to lengthen I started getting little blue green eggs about every other day. I thought both hens were laying.
    But this week I’ve started getting a slightly larger beige egg as well. The problem is that every time these eggs are laid they are slightly bloody. Bear in mind that I’m a nurse and what is slightly bloody to me likely is “very bloody” to others. I think it is the smaller of the two hens that is laying these eggs.
    I’m working so I don’t get to watch them much during the day but what I do see neither hen seems to be acting differently
    1) should I be worried
    2) worried or not is there something I should/could do to help her and possibly forestall a disaster? Or is this just the “maiden blues?”
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2018
  2. MissMaple

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    Egg?
     
  3. henaynei

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    It kept kicking me out as I wrote
    It should all be there now
     
  4. AlleysChicks

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    Bloody eggs are common at first. Their track is getting used to passing eggs.
     
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  5. henaynei

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    That is what I was calling the “maiden blues” ;)
     
  6. bluejeans

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  7. bluejeans

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    Its even harder on roosters when they start laying eggs.
     
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  8. henaynei

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    :lau:oops:
     

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