So over the past couple day we had an egg or 2 with blood on them. Thinking it was something somewhat normal as our hens are getting to be 10 months old the eggs are finally consistently larger I just thought it was normal bleeding, until today that is. When I went out this AM to collect eggs I noticed a rather large puddle of blood in the nest box. I never handle our birds so I figured this was the time to see what was going on. I have 2 birds that are bleeding heavily from the oviduct (sp?) area. It looks to me as thou the other birds are picking at them and actually eating the sore spot. I'm not impressed because as I had said earlier they are just now finally laying large eggs. We have 7 in total. They are the ready to lay pullets from Frye's hatchery here in Ontario Canada. we have been feeding them the Masters feed from TSC but recently TSC had run out of stock so we had to switch to another brand from the local feed supplier. Oddly enough this is the same time this started happening. I'm wondering if these birds will ever stop? I don't have the room to keep them apart. Mind you they are as of right now (the 2 injured birds) in an old rabbit grow out cage, I'm thinking I may have to put down the entire flock and start new in the spring. Is there anything that can be done? I'm an old time thinker here. We live in the city and don't have all that much room. What can be done if anything? Thanks folks!