VERY Bloody egg, help please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SoccerMomof7, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Okay 3 days ago I got a EE egg with a little blood, not biggie, well yesterday a little more, still no biggie, but today the egg was covered, I mean covered with blood. The vent is raw, and I have seprated her. I don't know if it's normal or what, but I have never seen this much blood come out of one of my chickens. Is this normal?
     
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  2. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Can anybody just tell me what this could be?
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I am so sorry I dont know. It is good that you separated her. Maybe a little TLC and quiet time will help. [​IMG]
     
  4. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just commented to this in another thread... I'll post it here though too. [​IMG]

    She's laying eggs that are too large for her age or size. When the egg reaches the end of the oviduct and enters the cloaca, the tissue and blood vessels rip if the egg is too large. It's likely that the other chickens tried to cannibalize her when they saw the blood, hence the raw vent. This happened to one of my hens a few years back. She recovered, but it was absolutely necessary to isolate her to prevent the other birds from ripping her innards out. Watch her carefully, it wouldn't surprise me if she becomes egg bound.
     
  5. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Well this is one of the kids little chickens. We have already seprated her,k she's out in the shop in a dog cage, poor girl didn't have any heat though. I am going ahead and buying another heat light set up today, because I am going to keep her there. The egg was pretty big but not huge. She is a couple weeks from being 1 so still pretty young and this is the first time we have been getting regular eggs (daily I mean) from her. BTW her name is Maddy, my 3 yr old sons EE, I really cannot let anything happen to her.
     
  6. sweet_peeps

    sweet_peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I read on here that feeding Black Oil Sunflower Seeds will help lubricate or at least move things along more smoothly.
     
  7. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Has she recently started laying? It sounds like her body just isn't ready for large eggs. They may not be large to you, but large to her. She should be ok. The heat lamp is a great idea. How is her attitude, is she perky, eating well, angry that she's away from her buddies?
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Switch her OFF of laying formula feed. Right now, you DO NOT want her laying if at all possible. Put her on flock raiser if you have any or can get any. If you leave her in a darkened area, she should stop laying. You need to give her time to heal. I agree w/Moody - I think the other chickens saw blood on her vent and began picking on it. GOOD LUCK! [​IMG]
     
  9. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    I will put her on flock raiser today and she is in a darkened area
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Great - crossed fingers she'll be okay; I'm sure she'll make it through this just fine!
     

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