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Not an emergency, bloodied egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Achelois, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Achelois

    Achelois Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the second egg I've had like this from my otherwise healthy hen, so I took a photo. I Googled extensively last time and couldn't find another egg like it. She's a good layer, nice strong shells, usually blemish-free eggs, no funny poop that I can find and just generally happy, friendly and free ranging. It is however the second identically weird egg, though they were a week or so apart. Only since our rooster matured, but I don't think he's mated with her yet. Has she got something wrong with her - and any ideas on what?

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  2. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been wondering the the same thing too. In my opinion I think it's an embryo starting to develop. But who knows
     
  3. Achelois

    Achelois Out Of The Brooder

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    I forgot to mention - these are freshly laid eggs and haven't been incubated. I could see the blastoderm and it didn't even look fertile. So I doubt it could be a chick - it doesn't look like any photo of an embryo I've seen. I wondered about reproductive tract damage, but it seemed strange that she's had all these perfect eggs in between, and these near-identical weird ones.
     
  4. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hm
    hmm that is kind of weird
     

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