bloody egg??? pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bturbo87, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    cornish game hen, roughly a year old, 3.5 - 4 pounds
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    egg layed with bloody ring
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    todays egg was the first
    4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    not that we have seen checked both hens vents, no sign of blood or trauma
    5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    no idea
    6) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    blend of southern states super breeder and 16% layer crumble, watermelon, cucumber, 3 grain scratch, grapes, fresh water......stale donuts....
    7) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    normal that we have seen
    8) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    nothing trying to figure out what happened
    9 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    treat ourselves
    11) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    grass ground pine shaving in nesting box, pine or oak roosts.

    today she either missed the nesting box by a few inches or our broody silkie decided she really didnt like the egg, she usually scoops up the whole days eggs under her and we go fishing for the fresh ones, but she wanted nothing to do with it. we have 2 cornish game hens, and im not sure which one layed today, i checked both vents and there is no sign or blood, trauma or prolapse, everyone is eating and drinking fine. they came off a tylan 50 regimen about 4 weeks ago, but we have had eggs with no issues in that time. only thing that we can think of is we think one of the two just started laying yesterday, and this may be the second egg, if that is the case, it is a much larger egg than the last one, maybe she tore???
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010
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  3. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    i checked that and it doesnt seem like anything they explained in that section.... it literally looks like someone took a paintbrush dipped it in some blood and painted a solid circle all the way around, theres no smear or anything that would indicate a tear half way through lay...
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Im assuming that bloody ring is the point in which her muscles stretched to their maximum at this point- to help pass the egg-they do bleed from time to time and it can be kinda scarey. Check her vent and make sure she is still not bleeding or prolapsed-if not your ok and so is she-she's becoming more of a "woman" :) she is totally fine-the first egg must have been a tad bigger than her body was ready to allow-she is very lucky she passed it so easily... congrats on first egg
  5. AnimalLady123

    AnimalLady123 Songster

    Feb 8, 2012
    At the computer

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