Chicken with 2 vents?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JulesFlock, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. JulesFlock

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    Unusual defect or fairly common? I googled and don't see much about it.
    It's odd!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    This would be very uncommon. How old is the chicken in question? The reason I ask is that often times people with newly hatched chicks confuse the umbilical area as a second vent.
     
  3. JulesFlock

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    Thank you!! She just hit a year. There's no questioning this. I'm embarrassed to say I've just noticed it. I have a minor lice issue w 2 birds (she's one of the two) so I've been in their business a few times this week and while I check them regularly this one is slightly off to the side of the "main?" one and was under feathers. I'm alternating dawn baths and poultry dust and I saw it when her feathers were wet.

    I'm trying to find out if this would cause any issues down the road.
     
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

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    Can you photograph the area so we can see it?
     
  5. JulesFlock

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    She just got dusted sorry, I wish I took the picture when she was fresh out of the tub. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Update!!! She has now laid 2 robins egg sized eggs that do not contain a yolk. She lays normal sized eggs on other days. It's pretty interesting. .
     
  7. Zinnia-Hen

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    Whoa. That's really cool! Do you know which vent she lays out of?
     
  8. chickcrack

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    O M G :eek:

    I thought you were crazy until you posted that pic. Sorry!
     
  9. JulesFlock

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    I am probably crazy (my husband says I am w all my chicken talk) but there is no question this bird has 2 vents. Lol. I think the normal eggs are coming from the left and the minis are coming from the right. It's completely bizarre.
     
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    The yolk less egg was weird. It was smaller than a bantam egg.
     

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