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Tiberius' egg!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DoctorGoose, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. DoctorGoose

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    So, I think Tiberius laid her first egg today--but had quite a bit of blood on it. I've seen the other pullets' eggs with smarms of blood, but hers had about a quarter-size smarm with a glob...is she going to be OK? Is this just a normal part of egg-birthing? She's running around and perky, so she's acting fine. I have some Red-Cell I can give her.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    unless it happens continuously I would not worry...often happens with birds newly laying as their body adjusts...just make sure she is getting layer rations and that you have free-choice oystershell available
     
  3. DoctorGoose

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    Another question--Normally I wouldn't be worried, but she is SO small! She laid egg number two today, and she's got quite a bit of whitish discharge from her vent...for humans, I know what that would be....but....????

    And yes, she's got lots of layer food and free choice grit and oyster shell! Egg today was not bloody.

    I love my chickens [​IMG]
     
  4. dlhunicorn

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    sometimes the poo will get "blocked" and come out when she has finally passed the egg...I believe this is what has happened
     

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