Thought my Pullet was going to Die! Ended up with a surprise!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wolftracks, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Yesterday and today I'm painting cages. Yesterday I was out and one of my pullets that just started laying was walking around checking out what I was doing. She seemed fine. After a little while, she walked away and I could see her vent was red and bloody looking and looked like her insides were coming out. I ran over to see if she was alright and find out what was wrong and she moved away. I followed her and all of a sudden, she plops out and egg and walks away. [​IMG] I was shocked and my 15 year old son was cracking up. Here I am with my face down trying to see a chicken's butt and bam! I've seen them lay eggs before, but have never seen it happen this close or detailed.

    So if your hens and pullets suddenly look like they are losing their insides, stand back and wait for the egg.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  2. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    Wow crazy! I've never seen that. Sounds like she may have been prolapsing. Keep s close eye on her.
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 12, 2012
    That was close! I bet chickens try to worry us, so they know that we really love them. [​IMG]
  4. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    She was fine. She's half Maranas and I could actually see the color being added. I was just so up close and personal I felt bad about her having my face in her business. She had been in a nest box, but I think she came out to see if I had treats. She's absolutely fine, it's just that I was scared and then shocked and then laughed like crazy. She avoided me a bit after that. I caught the egg just as it was hitting the ground. She was too busy walking away from me to care. I thought I was seeing blood and then a bloody egg, but it was just the color going onto it. I wonder if anyone else has been close enough to see that happen.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  5. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

    Jun 24, 2011
    King George, VA
    My Coop
    So cool! Although I would have panicked too thinking she was bleeding out her butt. Chickens - never a dull moment :)
  6. Kittyf

    Kittyf Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a terrific surprise - I would love to see the color going on the shell, but maybe not so close and personal like. And yes, I would have been worried up the wazoo about her, too! Ain't nature fabulous?
  7. starhobo14

    starhobo14 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2012
    Missoula, Montana
    I've had a hen prolapse a vent. And that is what it sounded like. Usually it just happens when they are laying, for no particular reason other than the vent is 'stretched' or 'tired'. The egg doesn't even need to be over sized or anything. I would keep an eye on her though, you shouldn't see a bloody vent... under almost any circumstance.
  8. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    She's absolutely fine. What I saw was the egg being colored. It was just out enough to see something in the middle. That vent has to stretch a little to get the egg out, but all I saw was a round core and was trying to see what was wrong. My heart almost stopped because I've been waiting for her to start laying. Egg slipped right out and I caught it as the tip barely touched the dirt. Man was that think sticky! LOLI had it in the house before it dried and had to peel it off my fingers.

    The cool thing is I didn't know she was laying and she's my only pullet that made it for a project I have. She's a beautiful bird and I'm trying to add a colored egg as a trademark, so now I can get her out of the flock with all the different roos and hens and into a breeder en with the roo I'm using.

    I tell ya, seeing the egg pain was amazing. At least now. Sure was usetting before I found out what was going on .

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