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Why is this egg covered in blood?

Eggs should not have blood them. This is what you can do to prevent it.

The image below was provided by Roodbont Publishers and is part of the Look, Think, Act series that will be published weekly on World Poultry. Hover over the icons within the image for more information. Read more in the book Egg Signals, by Piet Simons.

Also interesting: The cause of soft shells

These issues have to do with the birds’ health. Visit World Poultry's health tool to learn everything you need to know about poultry health.


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  • Hakeem IBRAHIM

    Egg covered in blood is also traceable to extra large eggs in relation to cloaca width; early signs of prolapse case in heavily laying or highly prolific hens.
    Any more reasons from readers are welcome.

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