Woah! Disgusting looking thing came out instead of an egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ScottBrooks, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. ScottBrooks

    ScottBrooks Hatching

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    Instead of an egg, one of our pet hens laid something that looks a bit like a golf ball covered in blood with a stringy thing at one end. Really gross. Other than that, she seems fine. Her previous egg was soft shelled.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    A photo would be helpful.

    ~Mrs. Brooks
     
  3. SangaChicken

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    Is she a young hen, or a new layer?
     
  4. teebo

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    are you adding oyster shell to her diet?
     
  5. ScottBrooks

    ScottBrooks Hatching

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    Not sure about her age. The farmer said 1YO but she has been a lousy layer from the start, producing huge thin shelled eggs infrequently. We think she is an older bird.


    Can I upload a photo or do I have to link?
     
  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    I think you need to have 50 posts here to post a pic, if you want to email it to me I can load it for you.
     
  7. ScottBrooks

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    The hens get oyster shell mixed in their diet. Other than that they get an organic layer feed and a lot of veg scraps in addition to what they pick up around the backyard
     
  8. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    I'm going to suggest you dissect it, it appears that some of her ovary folicle came out with the egg, she lays infrequently?
     
  9. ScottBrooks

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    yes...maybe a couple of eggs every two weeks, typically in bunches. 3 eggs in 4 days and then nothing for a long stretch.

    If I cut it open, what would I look for?
     
  10. saddina

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    To see if it's a formed egg inside the bloody mass.
     

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