Please help, my splash just laid an egg and it has blood on it!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Elite Silkies, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have been waiting for my splash to start laying again, and she finally laid an egg probably about 30 minutes ago, and it has blood on it.

    I don't know what to do.
     
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  2. ceadar post

    ceadar post Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to worry it happens when they first start laying. Mike
     
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  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:Yep.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    It's not unusual for a first egg, or even the first egg after a molting break. Just keep an eye on her to make sure it doesn't get worse, it may happen several times.

    Was she molting, or broody for a while?
     
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    not to worry about it at all. [​IMG]
     
  6. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    She is actually a new hen. She has been here going on 3 weeks and just now started laying again. She is suppose to be about 1 yr 3 months. Her crop is empty! I am making her a some mash with some grit in it.
     
  7. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I want to thank you guys for all the help and the fast responses. I just don't know what I would do without ya'll.

    Should I wash the blood off of the egg? Or leave it on....
     
  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    No expert but i'd wash it;)
     

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