Lost a royal purple hen today while laying an egg

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by jcatblum, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2010
    Cement, OK
    She had been sitting for several hours & didn't even move when I walked into the coop. Went back in to collect eggs, she was dead. Her insides came out when she passed the egg. This was her first yr laying, so could use been her first egg. Never lost a bird passing an egg, but I always hear others talk about it. Was sad, she looked so peaceful. I hatched out some purples last yr plus ordered some purples from strombergs so not sure where the bird came from. Guess this season I need to tag my birds so in the future I will know.

    On a postive note, we are up to a dz guinea eggs a day.
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2011
    Big Oak Valley, CA
    Bummer, sorry for your loss... what a way to go, ouch! [​IMG]
    Congrats on the doz eggs a day at least!
  3. carmentk

    carmentk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2012
    Summerville SC
    I had a cochin hen do that once. Yuck.

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