red streaked yolk

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  1. Vicky soncini

    Vicky soncini New Egg

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    I am a first time chicken owner. I have 5 chickens ,buffs and americanas. For the first time I cracked an egg that was laid this morning and there is a very large red streak in the yolk area. I don’t have any roosters, they get food grade DE in their food and their dust bath area. They have an coop and an enclosed area of 20 x 20. They are let out to roam at 7 am until dusk which now is about 630pm. I have attached a picture for clarity. Thank you for any help
    P.s. I do have wild turkey’s in the area ?
     

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  2. Master Quaillius

    Master Quaillius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, it just means that while the egg was being formed a blood vessel ruptured. It's fine, it happens every once in a while. It doesn't mean that it's fertilised, it's normal for young layers. Don't worry about the hen, she will be fine too.
     
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  3. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens Premium Member

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    Wild turkeys will not mate with you chickens (Sorry i could help but chuckle at that) *Ahem* blood in a yolk doesn't mean it's fertile. In fact, You'll come across these eggs every now and then. Nothing to worry about, Though I would worm them all just in case if i were you ;)
     
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  5. Vicky soncini

    Vicky soncini New Egg

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    Thank you can you advise on the worming process
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. That can happen from a broken blood vessel while the egg is forming. I had a hen who started laying one occasionally the first year she laid. Then after a few months, every egg she laid was bloody. that continued for a few more months, and she stopped laying permanently. Here are some good links to read:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/28/blood-spots/
    http://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/poultry/eggs-meat/what-does-blood-in-chicken-eggs-mean/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/why-are-my-eggs-bloody-inside.727900/
     
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    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

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    If possible, get a few fresh droppings checked by a vet to see if there are worms and worm eggs, and identify the kind of worm. Some never worm their chickens unless they have a problem. Many wormers that people used are not approved for poultry, but many use them with a 14 day egg withdrawal. I use Valbazen myself, but SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer (fenbendazole) is another popular one. Wazine (piperazine) is only for roundworms. Here is some reading:
    https://www.merckvetmanual.com/poultry/helminthiasis/overview-of-helminthiasis-in-poultry
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/11/control-treatment-of-worms-in-chickens.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/deworming-chickens.916720/
     
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  8. Vicky soncini

    Vicky soncini New Egg

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    Ok, I don’t visibly see worms in any dropping’s is it possible that they could be infected and I wouldn’t see them by the naked eye?
     

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