An Xray of Hen Laying an Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by IN-farmgirl, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. IN-farmgirl

    IN-farmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In a previous post by Windy Ridge "What is the strangest place your hens have laid an egg?" I was reminded that my late hen Ginger had laid an egg on the examination table while being xrayed! I had sort of forgotten about it...but we had persuaded the vet to let us keep the xray film for 4H (and, I think I MORE THAN paid for it anyway!!) We got a new scanner, so I thought I would give it a try so I could show you the xrays. Here is the link to Windy's thread, and my xrays. These are surely unique!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=26974&p=2

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    edited to fix photobucket...I'm not good at this yet!
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2009
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Very cool.

    (I fixed your links.)
     
  3. IN-farmgirl

    IN-farmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Miss Prissy!
     
  4. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Wow that is cool. That looks like a big egg too!
     
  5. IN-farmgirl

    IN-farmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was actually a normal sized (bantam) egg. I imagine it just looks bigger because the xray is not showing all of the feathering and fluff...pretty amazing when you think about how small their bodies actually are compared to the size of the egg they push out..wow, I never noticed that!
     
  6. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's pretty cool! And yes.. what a large looking egg... but I suppose that's because we can only really see bones!

    What A LOT of work & pain they must go through to give us our eggs. I have 1 kid.. I can't imagine giving birth EVERY SINGLE DAY... or even EVERY OTHER DAY!

    WHEW! whole new respect for eggs and chickens I'll tell ya!
     
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  7. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool, thank you for sharing!
     
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Wow, that is great, thanks for posting it! [​IMG]
     
  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    WOW - thanks so much for sharing - this is TRULY a unique egg-laying experience! [​IMG]
     
  10. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Well done IN-farmgirl [​IMG]
     

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