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

    Aug 15, 2010
    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

    Jan 4, 2010
    somewhere in Pa
    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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