two very weird eggs in a month? Caution - yukky photos

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CathyM, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. CathyM

    CathyM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure which hen has laid these two (if it's one hen) - four are in the area where I found these. They are more weird than the usual paper-thin eggshell, and I'd like to know if anyone thinks I should be concerned. None of my flock seem odd, lethargic or sick. This egg I found today almost looked like an organ, with the long stem coming out... both eggs seemed gelatinous inside, with no yoke. The first one almost seemed "half cooked"... Anyone have any ideas?
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  2. princess araucana

    princess araucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gross. No idea,but would definitely reccomend extra calcium. It can help with she'll strength but also helps with muscle tone for healthy pushing out of eggs. Good luck!
     
  3. CathyM

    CathyM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes! That's exactly what it looked like!! Thanks so much for the links - that reassures me a lot. It also might rule out one of the hens (who lays green eggs and is producing pretty regularly)... I'll just keep watch and see if I can figure it out... and hope it doesn't happen again.[​IMG]
     
  4. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not to alarm you, but the third egg you posted looks similar to what my EE hen laid in the weeks prior to our discovering that she was an internal layer. Here's one of them:

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    She laid a few of these eggs, then stopped laying entirely. I didn't think much of it because her behavior was normal, but three or four weeks later, she was clearly ill. Took her to the vet to find that her abdomen was filled with fluid and the "scrambled egg" residue of an internal layer. More info on that experience here, here and here. I hope that's not what's happening to your hen.[​IMG]
     
  5. princess araucana

    princess araucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi bawkbawk, I suspect internal laying in my girl and she is starting to waste away. I ve read what I can but havent spoken to anyone about her. I can feel a very firm large mass in her and wonder if that is typical?
    Also not sure when to make the call to end her suffering! Any advice? And sorry to hear about autumn, but thans for sharing her story
     
  6. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Princess, the mass could well be from internal laying, or (although I know nothing about it) perhaps it could also be that she is eggbound? Have you read up on that? I mention it because I believe it is an issue that can be more successfully resolved than internal laying.

    Making the call. Gosh. That's a tough one. On our last trip (of many) to the vet with Autumn, the vet said that she could tell from the "cast" of Autumn's eyes that she was in pain. That was our signal that it was time to let her go. I guess that if the poor creature is in pain and there is no hope of recovery, it seems like it would be time to end the suffering...

    So sorry that you're dealing with this.[​IMG]
     

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