Weird Egg Mucus

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Anderson22, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Anderson22

    Anderson22 Hatching

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    I have 5 chickens, and they're 9 months old. Two are laying (a third might just be starting). When I went to collect eggs today I found what looked like a mucus ball in the nesting box. I'm not sure what it is and am wondering if one of my chickens is sick, and if so what I can do about it. [​IMG]
     

  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

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    If those chips are cedar chips, get rid of them.. Only use pine or straw, or hay as bedding.
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    Almost forgot. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2016
  3. That just looks like an egg yolk...Unformed egg....If your not providing Oyster shell? Pick some up...

    And stay away from Cedar Chips....

    Cheers!
     

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