Help! What is coming out of my chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lgetskow, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. lgetskow

    lgetskow New Egg

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    I'm excited to have chickebs again, however when I let the girls out of the coop this morning I noticed something coming out of my hens backside. It looks like a soft shelled egg?? Does anyone know what this is, or how to fix it? Is this contagious/fatal? [​IMG][/IMG]Thank you so much!!
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    It does appear to be a soft shelled egg...Young pullets just starting to lay will do this...Are you providing oyster shell? Also what are you feeding them?
     
  3. lgetskow

    lgetskow New Egg

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    I just got her yesterday. She was a two year old Black Copper Maran. I drop off my daughter at school, then came home to find her dead [​IMG]
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Oh, that STINKS!! I'm so sorry.

    I thought that looked like more than a softshelled egg.

    Not sure where you got her, but I'd be asking for a refund or replacement.
     
  5. lgetskow

    lgetskow New Egg

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    I sent the pics to the seller & she offered a refund or replacement. She is out of the Black Copper Marans, which is the breed that died, so I opted for a Welsummer. The rest of the chickens I bought from her are doing great!
     
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