Virgin Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by melalthia, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. melalthia

    melalthia Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 9, 2008
    Boulder Creek, CA.
    Hi there! I'm new to chickens and my girls are 2 weeks out from being 6 months old. Today my husband found this in the nesting box:


    It was soft and didn't have a hard shell. I have read that when the girls first start laying, all sorts of weird phenomenon occur with the eggs. But what about blood in the shavings? (You can see the stains there in the photo.) Is it normal for the girls to bleed a little when they first start laying?


    Isn't it cute??
    I'm so excited.
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    congrats!!! im still waiting for my little girls to lay!! got 3 im waiting on!!, wait!! 4
  3. Eastins Eggs

    Eastins Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    Ceresco Nebraska
    It is normal to see some blood once in a while. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes very sever.
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Occasionally hens will lay and egg without a hard shell. If it was from an older hen then I would suggest giving her calcium/oyster shell, but since she is just starting to lay, it is most likely just a hiccup in her reproductive tract. Blood on occasion is also normal.


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