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help please!..what is this on my hens egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redhen, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Hi, i just found this egg..and it had this tissue type thing stuck on it...is this a prolapse? or the lining of her uterus?..i went out and checked all my girls..(i hope i didnt miss any..) and none had anything coming out of their vents... any help would be appreciated, thanks, Wendy..



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  2. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a dried up yolk...if thats possible.
     
  3. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I would just keep an eye on the girls. If nobody acts sick, and it doesn't happen again, just consider it a fluke. JMHO. Just out of curiosity, what did the inside of the egg look like?
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    hi..no its not a yolk...its definatley some sort of tissue material...but thanks for the idea though..[​IMG]..any ideas will help at this point...ahh!..i hope one of my hens isnt gonna die..[​IMG]
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Hi jody, the inside was normal...healthy yolk..and all...i am freaking out here..also..it did look like a first time layer egg..it was pretty small...if that helps at all...thanks, Wendy
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    noone else has any ideas?....
     
  7. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is just some tissue that sloughed off the lining of her oviduct. If the egg had torn its way out of the vent you would be seeing blood on the egg, so I don't think you have anything to worry about.
     
  8. redhen

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    hi chickbea...thanks for the help!....is this a common thing to have happen?...thanks again..[​IMG]
     
  9. horsejody

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    My hens have popped out some wierd looking stuff on the rare occasions with no ill effects. If there is no blood and no sick acting hens, I wouldn't worry.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I agree! If something happens only once or twice I don't worry.
     

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