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first egg hanging out in a sack

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chix4smokin, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. chix4smokin

    chix4smokin In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2009
    I came home today and checked on the girls. I noticed one of the young ones had an egg hanging out and it was in a little sack. It is her first egg did something go wrong? I caught her and found a perforated part of the sack thing and worked it out. I've never had this before!! I checked on her today and she's doing fine.

  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    I have no idea, but hopefully this will bump this up and you'll get an answer. How disconcerting that would be.
  3. littlestars17

    littlestars17 Songster

    Apr 9, 2010
    I hope its not prolapse?? Hope somone else comes along to help that knows more about it
  4. chix4smokin

    chix4smokin In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2009
    anybody else experienced this?
  5. sreihart

    sreihart Songster

    I don't know either, but I'm hoping this will bump it up again.
  6. Kasia

    Kasia Songster

    Apr 9, 2007
    New Orleans
    Sounds like a prolapse. I had a hen that laid her first egg and prolapsed afterwards. I took some KY jelly and gently pushed the prolapse back in. This happened 14 times that day. The next day she laid her second egg and hasn't prolapsed since.

    My Americauna had a bloody red bulbous thing protruding from her vent a few weeks ago after laying her egg. Again, I used KY and gently pushed it back in. It's important not to let it dry out. She hasn't laid any eggs after that.

    Now I have a Muscovy drake with a prolapse. He's been prolapsed for over a week and is going to the vet this week because no matter what I do, it's not helping.

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