why is there blood on the egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thewolf1039, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Crowing

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    hi i have a flock of 11 1 rooster 10 hens all of my hens are laying and my lavender d.uccle this is only her 2 egg and there is just a little blood on it is there some thing i should do and she never sung the egg laying song when she was done but she is very small and is very low in the pecking order and is always by her self is the blood on the egg because its her 2 egg




    thanks to all help :fl:frow
     
  2. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Crowing

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  4. thatdude

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    sorry dont know much about this problem hope someone who does will come along.
     
  5. coach723

    coach723 Songster

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    Sometimes when they lay, especially if it's a large egg, they can break a small blood vessel, and it's nothing to worry about. Since she's a new layer, I wouldn't worry too much about it, it will probably work itself out as she gets her laying parts regulated. It can happen occasionally to any laying bird and unless there are copious amounts of blood it is not something to worry about.
    As far as the egg song goes, some birds are quite vocal every time, some are quiet most of the time, and you just never know. As she's low in the pecking order she's maybe thinking discretion is the safe way to go. Given time she may start doing the egg song, or not, you'll just have to see.
     
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  6. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Crowing

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    thanks
     
  7. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    Blood on the egg like that is common for new layers.
    Blood on the egg can be a sign of mites too but not likely with the egg you posted a picture of
     
  8. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Crowing

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    good i dont know how to get rind of mites
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    There are quite a few good posts and guides on BYC about controlling mites. Keep an eye out for them and treat if you see them
     
  10. thewolf1039

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    Ok thanks
     

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