Is this a myth, or could this really happen: Squashed Chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 30, 2007.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Ok, my wife's uncle has chickens. He told us that a cow pushed over a fence and it squashed a hen and squeezed a bunch of eggs out of her, all in various stages of development.

    Sounds a bit fishy, so I thought I'd post it here for your feedback.
  2. tricia

    tricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2007
    West Central Wisconsin
    I've seen several stages like that from butchering chickens.
    It takes two weeks from when the egg starts to develop to when the egg is laid. Since their eggs are laid approximatly 25 hours apart (give or take) it would make sense that there would be two weeks worth of eggs in her body. [​IMG]
  3. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've seen this too. When I was young my parents and grandparents used to butcher some of the chickens we grew. I've seen the egg yolks at various stages of development. Johnny
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2007
  4. chickchair

    chickchair Rest in Peace 1959-2011

    Jan 3, 2007
    I've never seen it, but it sounds plausible

    Poor hen...
  5. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2013
    Lower Alabama
    I've never seen a squashed hen but it stands to reason that whatever's inside is going to come out.
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    I've seen eggs in various stages of development when butchering as well. I'd imagine if the fence came down on the chicken with enough force, what was inside could come out. Poor thing :/
  7. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2016
    Dang, that Chick Fillet cow really means business. (sorry couldn't resist)

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