Noticed one of our chickens tonight with a terrible looking bottom.
She had a big glob of poop, blood and something black...took her in and soaked her in warm water with Epsom Salts and washed away as much stuff as possible...determined there is an egg, completely outside her body inside a very thick membrane. The membrane or sack is flesh colored to red to black...probably mostly blackish.
She keeps trying to push the egg out but it is already out?
We dried her and soaked again...we searched the membrane for an opening for the egg to come out and there is not one. Finally we decided to cut the membrane and get the egg out. Is the remainder her vent? It does not look anything like the pictures of a prolapsed vent? I fear we have killed her but not removing the egg would kill her as well. Please help...