Egg or Scab?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by juliadeer, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. juliadeer

    juliadeer Out Of The Brooder

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    This chicken is a 20 week old speckled sussex. I have two chickens and they just started to lay 3 days ago I have gotten 2 eggs and don't know from which chicken. One chicken has some yellow scab things on her and it looks like dried egg yoke. But, I don't know much about chickens. What is this??? Is it a sickness or did she (or he) get a hold of what would have been my third egg?? If so what do I do about it?

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  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like yolk to me too.
     
  3. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes those first eggs have soft shells....perhaps someone 'dropped' one under a roost and it broke open. Sort of looks like your hen had a snack! [​IMG]
     
  4. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a yolk. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2010
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    OH, she's definitely got some egg on her face!
     
  6. juliadeer

    juliadeer Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah ok that sounds right cause she does not seem sick and it looks just like yoke...The first two eggs (again I don't know if they were from the same chicken or one from each hard to tell one each day) were not soft at all they were perfect both inside and out but they were like 2/3 regular size. But then yesterday we got no eggs so I was almost sure I would see one this morning and then I didn't and the one chicken has the "yoke" face. So yeah that is probably what happened. Does this mean I have a chicken that is going to eat all my eggs??? Cause I was checking all the time the egg could not have been there very long. I checked at like 930pm and then this morning at 8am??
     

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