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Very bloody egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AQHAchick22, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. AQHAchick22

    AQHAchick22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my customers sent me this picture...I've seen blood spots in eggs but holy cow...should I be worried about the hen that laid this egg?

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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Weird, somebody else just posted almost the same thing yesterday, must be the time of year. If it is just a one time thing I wouldn't worry about it, figure it was just a bigger blood vessel rupture than normal, since small ones are pretty common especially in older layers. The Poultry Site article has a list of possible causes if anything else rings a bell http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/28/blood-spots
    Here is the thread of the other persons https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...the-egg-white-albumen-to-be-stained-blood-red
     
  3. Quailgirlie

    Quailgirlie Out Of The Brooder

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    I just posted the same problem. Although I didn't see it but someone who eats my eggs been having it happen!
     
  4. AQHAchick22

    AQHAchick22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just frustrating not knowing who it's coming from and now I'm worried about selling the rest of the eggs and having it happen to someone else.

    My hope is that it was a one time vessel rupture. I don't think the egg was sat on and started to develop, plus I think I would see veins...
     
  5. MichelleVA

    MichelleVA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Weird!
     
  6. AQHAchick22

    AQHAchick22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you!
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I had a welsummer that started laying those every time she laid an egg. After 6-8 months she stopped laying altogether. If you can zero in on which chicken it is, you may check on this.
     
  8. AQHAchick22

    AQHAchick22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I haven't found another one like that yet (or heard from somebody that they did) so I'm hoping it was a one time thing...I just wish I knew what chicken it came from!
     
  9. Mordecai

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    try isolating one chicken at a time to check which one lays bloody stuff. Can also check the chickens for signs of inflammation blood on the feathers and other abnormalities.
     

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