opened egg and found liquid blood - - GRooosss

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by math ace, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    One of my hens has started laying eggs that had blood in them.

    I am NOT talking about a little speck either. In the last week, I have opened three eggs like this so far from her.
    The eggs have at least a 1/4 diameter of blood. One eggs had a long piece of blood - -it was so gross.

    I feed my birds - - laying crumbles, table scraps, and calcium. Plus, they get to free range . . .

    WHAT causes this ?

    Should I worry ? ? The hen is almost a year old and this has never been a problem before.

    HOW do I stop it ? ?

    Thanks for any suggestions
     
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    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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  3. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thanks, that was helpful. . .

    I just started adding light a few hours a day - - I wonder if this is causing it. .

    I know it is not bad food and I don't supplement with vitamins. . .
     
  4. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry I don't have an answer for you. But I was thinking, if you haven't already, you might want to post this under the "Emergencies/Diseases" forum also. I know technically it is an egg question, but you may get a faster response there. I hope it goes well for your girl.

    Well, it looks like you got help!! Sorry!
     
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  5. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    thanks simpsoncj.

    I will do that if I don't get any more ideas from here. . . I just try to save that forum for emergiences. I don't think the hen is ill, but I am so grossed out that I won't eat her eggs.
     
  6. simpsoncj

    simpsoncj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I can imagine! I wouldn't eat them either!
    CJ
     

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