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Freak egg?? Sick hen??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lkbeach, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. lkbeach

    lkbeach Hatching

    Apr 2, 2015

    Help please! I found this "egg" in the nesting box last night. Is it an egg? The shell was not fully formed, and fell away in flakes. The yolk was hard as a rock, and obviously bloody. I have two hens who might have layed it, but I'm not completely sure. I've sent pics to my vet, but haven't heard back yet. I just want to know what it is and if I need to cull the hen. I don't want her hurting. No rooster here, just my small flock.

  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Songster

    Aug 11, 2014
    Magnolia, Texas
    The only way to know is to isolate each hen and see which laid the egg.

    It looks like a large piece of reproductive tissue got mixed up with the egg-making process, which didn't quite finish.

    What breed are the hens that might have laid it?

  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio

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