please help identify...attached to a soft egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofet, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. momofet

    momofet Out Of The Brooder

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    found this in the coop this morning. it was attached to a very soft egg. i have never seen anything like it before. it's very firm.

    none of my chickens appear to be ill. all are runny around happy as ever.



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    thanks for looking. hope someone will be able to advise me on this.
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    I've found any number of strange and grotesque things expelled by my hens, but I don't recall ever coming across anything as alien as that!

    As long as your girls are all acting normally, I'd just stick it in the freezer for next time you need to gross out an obnoxious relative at a family gathering.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Well, either one of the girls lost her female parts, or it's egg formation gone real bad.

    I'd check all of the vents to try and determine which hen it was, I'd isolate her and watch her.
     
  4. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. tedo6

    tedo6 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you rotate the picture with the larger end up, you can see that it is an otter embryo. One of your hens is a closet otter.
     
  6. x2. Check those vents carefully. it almost looks like a prolapsed vent.......but I certainly would not know how it got detached and how she would be running around like normal. I would be afraid, very afraid of that hen [​IMG]
     
  7. azygous

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  8. momofet

    momofet Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you to all for your responses...even the funny ones![​IMG]

    i've done quite of bit of research online but failed to find a pic similar to mine. i've checked all their bottoms and they all seem normal, thus, it doesn't seem to be a prolasped vent (also in comparison to research.)

    i will continue to monitor all of them and give them some extra TLC.

    please continue to send me your comments and ideas.
     

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