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Multiple eggs did her in.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pennyspeeps, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. pennyspeeps

    pennyspeeps New Egg

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    I will start by saying we have not gotten any eggs yet from grandma who we adopted from a CL add. Today we didn't see Grandma running around and went to the coop to see if she was finally laying, much to our suprise she had layed fifteen eggs (presumeably all at once) and was dead in the laying box. We are new to this and all of our other chickens are too young to lay so our first laying was definately a wierd one. Any ideas as to what happened?
     
  2. bigg

    bigg Out Of The Brooder

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    All i can say is WOW!!!!!! But sad
     
  3. lambchicks

    lambchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs were various sizes, right?
     
  4. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow thats really unusual. She must have been all backed up or you are pulling our legs [​IMG]
     
  5. pennyspeeps

    pennyspeeps New Egg

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    Most of the eggs were the same size except one huge one that was the likely blockage. We just thought she was old and had stopped laying, we have only had her a couple of months. (Grandma was the golden girl)
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  6. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a young hen that began laying about 2 months before her hatchmates. Lay a half dozen then die. It happens.
     
  7. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Awwwwww. poor baby. Although, I've never heard of that before?? So many eggs from one little bird. [​IMG]
     
  8. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Quote:That's remarkable! Anyone else heard of this???? Poor thing. [​IMG]
     
  9. pennyspeeps

    pennyspeeps New Egg

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    One more tidbit of information that may have everything to do with nothing, when she drank the water made a gargle sound as it went down.
     
  10. lambchicks

    lambchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, very interesting. Thanks for sharing the photos. Poor old grandma!
     

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