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Brahma's 1st egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by debud1, May 19, 2016.

  1. debud1

    debud1 New Egg

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    One of my blue partridge brahmas was trying to lay her first egg this morning. But it was stuck, with the large end coming out first. I carefully turned it and forced it out. Part of her vent (?) Was still hanging out. I pushed it in as much as I could, but it appears to be stretched somewhat. Will it return to normal? And do I need to be concerned about her surviving this?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    The large end always comes out first. You probably shouldn't of forced it. Hopefully the swelling goes down. Some people use preparation H on things like that.
     
  3. debud1

    debud1 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info. The only reason I forced it is because it was hanging out of her.
     
  4. debud1

    debud1 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info. The only reason I forced it was because it was hanging out of her.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Look up 'prolapsed vent'.
    Turning it was probably not a good idea.
    Was it hanging out while she was walking around?
     
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  6. debud1

    debud1 New Egg

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    Yes, it was
     
  7. debud1

    debud1 New Egg

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    The entire egg was hanging out, but still stuck in the vent
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    So the tissue was sticking out too?
    Yeah, that sounds like a prolapse....you'll have to keep a close eye on her.
     
  9. debud1

    debud1 New Egg

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    Yes, the tissue was also hanging out.
     

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