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What did I just pull out of my chickens rear?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Redfeathers, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Yes, you read that right. I have a buff Orp that hasn't laid in over a week. I noticed today that she had messed all down her rear feathers so I took her into the house to give her a bath and clip all the poo off. When I tipped her forward there was the remnants of a soft shelled egg sticking out and she was straining to get it out..so I gently pulled it out and let her tell me by her reactions if I was hurting her...she held very still and didn't fuss as it was removed. My question is what was inside of it, the egg has broken, it was just the papery membrane stuff but inside was a red tumerous looking thing about the size of a penny. I don't have it to take pictures, I threw it away and the garbage man came soon after that. Anyway, she seems fine now except for her bald hiney..but what was the thing in the egg? Any guesses?
  2. Probably a blood clot in the egg. It could have been the beginning of an embryo if the egg was fertile, but most likely a clot of blood. Glad she is ok now! [​IMG]
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Sounds like it could've been a bloodspot. Sometimes when they ovulate the corpus luteum breaks and bleeds; I know that happens with us people.
  4. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Hopefully that is all it was. Thank you for the replies. She's doing just fine as far as I can tell and her color has come back nicely where before she was pale. I wonder if she will lay anytime soon or not. My girls have all slowed down this week. I only got one egg today out of five laying hens.

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