Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by calemama, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. calemama

    calemama In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2014
    A few of my hens just started laying within the last couple weeks. Today I found this big oblong egg with what looks like a smear of blood on it. Is she ok? Pic is of the size of all rest of the eggs in comparison. [​IMG]
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yeah it happens, especially with new layers or hens that have resumed laying after a molt break. I always check the hens vent to make sure she is not actively bleeding, but have never seen it to be a problem. Just a burst blood vessel on the way out.

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