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HELP!! Our First Egg - But a difficult delivery

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jazzpurr, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2007
    Our first egg and it couldn't have come at a worse time.

    We had a barbecue going on. I let the Orps out at the same time
    as usual and they were doing fine with the visitors except one
    was hanging out near the garden.

    My wife noticed the egg bulging out of the vent. It seemed stuck
    and we didn't know what to do. She pulled it gently and it came out
    okay but there was a mass of red tissue sitting in the vent.
    She gently pushed it back in and the Orp seems to
    be doing okay 4 hours later.

    Is this usual?
    Is this what happens the first time?
    I have 12 more that are going to be first-timers any hour now and
    I don't want to hurt them or interrupt the natural process.

    I completely panicked with the egg. I didn't weigh it. I was more worried
    that there was sometime wrong. I cracked it open and it was perfect
    as far as I could tell. The little bit of white you see in the picture that is
    on the yolk is potato salad. The yolk was almost as big as the egg.
    If I had to guess I would say the egg was a PeeWee.

    Please let me know if I helped or hurt as soon as you can. There will
    probably be 2 or 3 more first-timers tomorrow and I want to be better

    Thanks In Advance.

    Last edited: Aug 20, 2008

  2. jazzpurr

    jazzpurr In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2007
    Its been 5 hours..I checked her vent the opening is smaller and I dont see
    any red mass like before.

    Any help or experience would be great at this point.
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    As long as she looks okay right now I don't think there is much you can do. Watch her over the next few days and see how she does. Remember, she may not lay again for a few days to a week or more. At this stage it is very unpredictable. Sometimes, when they first start laying glitches happen. Hopefully, this is one of them.

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