why is there blood streaks covering outside of eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newbiechickenowner, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. newbiechickenowner

    newbiechickenowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have gone to the hen house the past two days and found 2 eggs each day that had blood on them. There was no blood on the back of any of the chickens. The eggs were on the larger side. The last time I had an egg with blood on it a couple days in a row I ended up with a prolapsed chicken...what a mess. This has happened before and then stopped. What is this? Why is this? Should I be worried? Is there anything to do? Do we not know what this is? There is quite a bit of blood, but not clots.
     
  2. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Every once in a while I find blood streaks on a few of my eggs. Doesn't seem to hurt anything and I've never had a prolapsed hen. Isn't much you can do about it anyway.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I usually only find blood streaks on eggs of first time layers or those just coming out of a long molt.

    Wash and refrigerate, you are good to go! [​IMG] .
     
  4. newbiechickenowner

    newbiechickenowner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Mahonri, love all the cool colored eggs in your picture!
     

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