Hen layed scary egg! Bloody, no shell *pic*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fosterfarm, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. fosterfarm

    fosterfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We have done a couple of posts about this hen, and we are still perplexed. This is a picture of the "egg" she layed this morning. It was accompanied by a small peice of meaty something or other. The "egg" is encased in connective tissue, but has no shell. I am too squeemish to see what is inside of it, but will look if necessary. Has anyone seen anything like this? Our hen has been expelling dark, bloody, jiggly blobs every few days, and some egg white as well, the odd yolk. Is this going to pass?

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    Any help would be appreciated.

    Amie
     
  2. mystang89

    mystang89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I have no help but that is nasty.[​IMG]
     
  3. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never seen an "egg" like that. I don't blame you for not wanting to look in it. I wouldn't want to either. I hope someone will know whats going on and be able to help. [​IMG]
     
  4. melodie_a

    melodie_a Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good heavens.... [​IMG] you are right that is SCARY!
     
  5. SaraFL

    SaraFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Come on, you really have to look inside that thing!

    I wonder if she could have had an egg break inside her, causing bleeding of her repro tract, and then that blood is of course applied to the new egg that came out? Chicken newbie, and I've never had that happen to my birds (knock on wood) so I don't know, but just thinking out loud here...
     
  6. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    oh my! are you sure its an egg and not an enlarged/swollen/blood covered ovary?

    open that thing up!
     
  7. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x-2 open it up it could very well be an ovary.... [​IMG]
     
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  8. fosterfarm

    fosterfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the encouragement...I got brave enough to look inside. Here it is. Gross!!!!

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  9. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow well that confirms it was a shell-less egg. Do you have oyster shells available for your chickens?
     
  10. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THey need the calcium for the egg shells... I had to learn this the hard way also. [​IMG]
     

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