Problem with eggs (warning, clinincal photos)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kura, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Kura

    Kura Hatching

    Dec 22, 2007
    I've a problem with onagadori hen.
    Her first egg was o'k (having maybe a little thin shell).
    But second egg (after six days) is strange and horrible.
    I Include pictures of it (posted on

    Overall view

    Detail of somethinh like a yolk

    Inside incompleted egg

    Yolk of incompleted egg

    After few hours she seem to be fine, but I would like to know what happened, is it dangerous for her, how to help her (now, and in the future), and what are the consequences of this event.

    Looking for Your advice.

    p.s. I don't know any good vet with experiences with birds in my place, and I doubt if there are any.
  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Sometimes when a hen starts laying her system is not quite ready and the eggs will be misformed. If this last for more than three weeksm take
    her to a vet.
  3. eggcetra_farms

    eggcetra_farms Songster

    Jun 26, 2007
    San Antonio, TX
    Wow.......I've never seen anything quite like that.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Interesting. Looks like the yolk came out with some extra tissue from the ovaries. Hope it passes. Could have something wrong developmentally that she might not lay well ever.
  5. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    To be honest with you, I have no idea.. but if I was going to make a guess, it almost looks like her egg came out WITH the ovary ATTACHED.

    I'll be surprised if she lays another egg, but I'm not an expert so IDK. Keep us posted.

    Poor girl. That looks yucky and painful.

  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    It looks to me also like she passed part of her which point she cannot lay anymore or may become an internal layer...
  7. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    Dec 4, 2007
    i really hope that your little hen is okay. please update us and let us know what happens.
    as a side note - your camera is amazing! although gruesome those photos have a certain vivid beauty to them . . .
    may i ask what camera you have?
    f. weeble
  8. Kura

    Kura Hatching

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thank You for all Your replies.
    So far, miss oangadori is o'k ( but it's only 24 hours from this event ). Hope she will be fine.
    Pity if she cannot lay, but the most important is to have a fathered happy friend [​IMG]

    fallenweeble, i earn on photography from time to time, therefore I have to know some "tricks" and posess suitable equipment.

    For those photos I've used Nikon D200 with 60mm Micro Nikkor. Lighting setup was two flashes SB800 with one umbrella (Nikon's flash system is very good). There was a little post-processing to make subject more "readable" (with Nikon Capture NX software).

    I'm sure the same quality images can be obtained with any point-and-shot camera with good macro capability (eg. inexpensive Canons have a very good macro). The smaller camera matrix gives bigger depth of field. Then one need only one or two strong light (150W ) sources and some diffuser (eg. tracing paper) between light and subject. The second one can lit the scene indirectly (reflecting from a piece of white paper or styrofoam).

  9. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    Unfortunately, I think a good amount of the ovarian tissue was pased as well. You can see the ovarian tissue, complete with the immature yolks of various stages, somehow attached to the egg itself. I am really mystified as to how this could have physically happened. I have never heard of this before and would think that the bird will be unable to lay again as it appears all of her "eggs" came out at once. It will be very interesting to see how this develops. I hope she does ok for you.

  10. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    I was wondering why a picture of an egg would need a warning. Holy cow! That must have been hard on her and pretty disturbing for you!

    If she seems to be doing well after 24 hours, I think that's at least a good sign. I hope she continues to do well. She is very lucky to live with some one that will still care for her, even if she can't lay. [​IMG]

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