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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

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    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

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    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?

    MrsB
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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