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Should I be worried? Egg with blood INSIDE

 
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Hey Permies!

I never stop learning with poultry! I have Ameraucanas that are 7 months old and have been laying for a couple weeks. I came home today to find an egg in the nesting box with a soft shell. Not the first time I've seen this with young hens... but I also noticed a mass of clotted blood in with the yolk and albumin. Not just a spec but a loonie sized mass of blood (that's the funny Canadian money). I haven't noticed any signs of poor health with my flock. Has anyone seen this before? I'm worried about my fuzz faces!
 
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Sounds as if you have a fertile egg that is developing an embryo?
 
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From what I've read, if it's just one egg, it's nothing to worry about. Seems to be more likely for new layers or when pecking orders are changed. Could be a well-timed ruptured blood vessel while the egg was forming due to fighting or getting startled. If none of the hens are acting weird otherwise or bloody around their vent, I wouldn't worry about it.
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