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Streak of blood on eggshell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by camotruck, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. camotruck

    camotruck Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2010
    NW Ohio
    I have 4 RIR's that just started laying less than a week ago (just over 23 weeks old now). I have had 2 eggs that had a streak of blood on it. All the other eggs have been fine (total of 7 so far). So I'm assuming the eggs with the blood on the outside are from the same chicken. Should I be concerned about this?
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I wouldn't be concerned. Some of our pullets have done that when they started laying as well. I assume that they are laying a little bit bigger eggs than their poor little bottoms are ready for.
  3. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    Naw, its pretty normal for new layers. Even an older layer will sometimes lay a really big egg, and the size will cause a small tear in the tissues where the egg passed through, so a bit of blood may streak the egg. If your hen is bleedin from her vent, or anything is protruding from her body, then you may have a problem, but a few streaks of blood on an egg is just par for the course. [​IMG]
  4. camotruck

    camotruck Out Of The Brooder

    May 22, 2010
    NW Ohio
    Ok, thanks. I wasn't too concerned but thought I should address it here. Thanks a bunch for the info. BTW, I got a double yolker in the first week.
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Oxford NY
    Quote:That'll do it.
  6. shannonkwheeler

    shannonkwheeler New Egg

    Jul 29, 2013

    I have had this happen today and a couple times previously. Is it normal or cause for concern? This is our first time owning chickens and want to be sure to keep the girls healthy!
  7. PineShavings

    PineShavings Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2013

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