Chicken laid red ball :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WitchChick, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. WitchChick

    WitchChick Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens, I think it was my oldest (3 years old) laid this ball, it looks like it is filled with blood.

    I checked all their vents for blood, and they are all acting very normal, so I cannot tell who laid this today.

    Any ideas what it is?[​IMG]
     
  2. roseyred

    roseyred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it wasnt so weird that'd be kinda cool lol. I've heard sometimes when there older they can loose an ovary? They have two but only use one...if shea acting okay and there's no signs of pain or anything Id say just call it a fluke. Maybe it's a fairy egg that got a little bloody? Looks almost pink in the pic. Have you tried to open it?
     
  3. WitchChick

    WitchChick Out Of The Brooder

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    No, haven't opened it yet. I will let my son do those honors :).
     
  4. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    The ovary they don't use atrophies and sort of shrivels up before they even start laying...
     
  5. roseyred

    roseyred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh thank you I didn't know that. I wonder what on earth it could be then. Also post pics when you open it!!!!!
     
  6. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

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    Pics please
     
  7. chickens102403

    chickens102403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes hens lay eggs without shells, and other times they lay bloody eggs. I have had both of these happen. But cut it open and tell us what it feels like.
     
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