Embiro Sack

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vptinker, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. vptinker

    vptinker New Egg

    Feb 4, 2011
    We had the chickens running around with a "white, colored sack, ballon looking thing with a tail of the same material on one end , about 1" diameter for the ballon part and 4" long for the tail part which was about 1/4" wide."
    We had thought it was a Prolapse, but a friend thinks it is a undeveloped embiro. Has anyone seen anything like this.?
    We have checked all 10 chickens and they are fine, happy and can`t wait to see us.
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Chickens lay eggs, embryos do not develop internally, they are started at incubation outside of the hen.

    Sounds like Prolapse of the oviduct (there is only one in chickens, left one I believe in most birds)

    I had one die of this- she had an egg in the oviduct and passed the whole oviduct instead of just he egg.
  3. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I found a soft shelled egg in a nest with about 4" of oviduct attached, about 4 or 5 days ago. Have no idea who laid it. None of my chickens has died or even seemed sick since. But I did wonder if I now had one who would never lay again. I have several who are around 3 years old so the best I get is 7 or 8 eggs from 10 layers anyway -- actually I'm lucky to be getting that.

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