really gross egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sewingca, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. sewingca

    sewingca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope this photo comes through. This was the first egg that Agnes the Ameraucana has laid. Was she egg bound? Will it happen again? Should I be concerned? Help, experts, help!


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  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] I hope thats not her ovary attached to the egg.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I don't think that she will be laying again.

    You can see the egg inside the membranous material on the right.
     
  4. emay4short

    emay4short Out Of The Brooder

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    yikes, I wouldn't be too concerned. Some pulletts just need a few tries to get it right. One of my Australorps, laid at least a half dozen shell-less eggs some with wierd tails before she got it right. Never dull...
     
  5. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you open it to see what was in it?

    Matt
     
  6. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the egg in a membrane sack or is the whole thing soft?
     
  7. sewingca

    sewingca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm waiting for my hubby to come home and he will probably want to disect it. It appears to be a membrane sac like a kitten just born with a heavy egg inside. I have it on wax paper on my tablecloth. The membrane has a bluish tint, but the egg appears brown. She stayed in the nesting box off and on for the last few days, but didn't appear to be in any distress. I think it may be like an egg within an egg that I've heard about.
     
  8. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    It looks like a crooked neck squash.
     
  9. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its concerning that there is membrane covering the egg. She could have damage in her egg laying organs where the sack came from. Have you checked her to make sure she is not bleeding?
     
  10. sewingca

    sewingca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, no blood anywhere. Not on her nor in the nest. She seems fit as a fiddle. She's eating and socializing. Her fluffy butt has whitish stuff on it. She's had that for the last day or so, so I thought is was just a milky discharge in relation to the strange egg. My optimistic personality says she just had a difficult first egg. Do you all agree?

    Merry Christmas to all.
     

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