Our biggest egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by timco, Jun 9, 2011.

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    timco Out Of The Brooder

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    So one of the EE girls laid an egg that was almost the size of a baseball! I will have to get a picture up. Next day, there was an egg that was no shell, all soft. Now, she has been on the nest for hours. Might she need to be lubricated or helped? Any tips on getting her back on track?
     
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    timco Out Of The Brooder

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    UPDATE...

    So I gloved up, put some olive oil on the glove, and tried to help out. There was the remnants of a soft-shelled egg in her chute, and a normal egg way in there. I guess the giant egg really stretched her out and the normal egg was at the bottom of an endless maze of chute walls. After gently probing around, I found the right passage and could feel the egg but she pushed her entire chute out. I managed to get the egg free and put everything back in, and now she is finally standing and done pushing. Any thoughts on what I can do to help her out?

    Thank you, Tim
     

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