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When should I be worried about blood on an egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KelBelle, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. KelBelle

    KelBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chickens began laying last week Monday. Since then two of them have laid one egg each with a little bit of blood on the shells. I assume this is because their bodies are not used to laying yet. Are there any signs I should look for that it could be more of a problem? I have Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens and it doesn't seem to go into the issue much at all.
     
  2. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    be worried when your little lady isnt acting like her self.
     
  3. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    I wouldn't worry. This is normal when they first start laying.
    Now if you see LOTS than that could be a problem.
     

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