Where the egg comes from...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HouseCat, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. HouseCat

    HouseCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm still dealing with my egg bound hen and have a question. When I look at pictures in book of a hens reproductive tract, it appears that the egg is formed near the back/spine region and slides down to the vent from above. In the case of my hen, however, I can feel the egg behind her right leg- in her abdomen.
    Did this egg somehow slide down into her intestine or am I missing something here? Please clarify.
  2. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    You will be able to feel the egg in the abdomen. The diagrams are just that... diagrams. They are nice neat pictures that don't reflect the dynamic changing living body. When an egg goes into the uterus, it will drop down into the abdomen (gravity!) where you can feel it prior to its being laid. (Sort of like the diagram of a human body does not reflect what the inside of a woman 9 months pregnant looks like....)

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