Egg with a tail

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henlady8, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. henlady8

    henlady8 Just Hatched

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    This morning I let my girls out to free range and by 3 o clock I was having major issues with my girl Yote. She wouldn't leave the run, she would hardly even move. She then passed an "egg " right in front of me, right in front of the run. She immediately fell asleep after. I made a noise and then she woke up and went In the coop to roost. What on earth is happening? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could be a one off glitch....could be something more serious.
    Keep an eye on her.....check her vent and abdomen for any oddities.
    More info is needed.
    How old is bird?
    How long has she been laying?
    What and how exactly are you feeding?

    More info about flock and housing might help too.
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Open that egg up and check inside for any abnormalities. Do an advanced search for egg abnormalities. What is her breed?
     
  4. BarbiD

    BarbiD Out Of The Brooder

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    When researching worms (I've got a new pullet with round worms), I did read that some worm(s) can get into eggs...just a thought because it looks like one. I can't remember though which type of worm it was that could pass into eggs, but a google search should tell you.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That is NOT a worm.

    It is much more likely excess membrane that didn't detach before it reached the shell gland.
     
  6. BarbiD

    BarbiD Out Of The Brooder

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    Good to know! Thanks, aart.
     
  7. henlady8

    henlady8 Just Hatched

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    When I let them out to free range this morning she was acting like a new woman so I guess it was just a fluke thing.
    She's just over 1 year old. She's been laying since December 2015. She gets regular layer pellets available to her all the time and I give them some scratch grains and fruit occasionally. I have 8 chickens total. They are seperated 3 and 5 BC I recently got three more and they still fight so I leave them seperate. They have a safe hen house and a safe run. I let them out in the yard during the day. She hasn't laid and egg yet today.
     
  8. henlady8

    henlady8 Just Hatched

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    She's an Isa brown
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  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Those production breeds are prone to reproductive abnormalities.
     

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