Two eggs and two bloody beaked hens....what's going on?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LittleHouseDreams, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. LittleHouseDreams

    LittleHouseDreams Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, yesterday two of my hens laid their first eggs and they both have bled out of a nostril onto their beaks. My theory is that the stress of laying their first eggs was stressful enough to have popped a blood vessel in their nostrils. Can this be true? I have three hens total and I've never seen them fight so this is the best answer I have to explain what happened. Does anyone have experience with this? BTW, the eggs are small, hard shelled and perfect! Poor girls-- I was at my son's piano lesson when it happened and they must have wigged out because the wrecked their coop! They all seem fine now though and we are all excited about our first eggs!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    No more blood? That is something I have never seen, nor heard of.... I do NOT know that much about chickens, really,.
     

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