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Why is my chicken laying undevleoped eggs

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Why is my chicken laying undevleoped eggs

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 4 years ago.

Hello,

I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

 


 


Yes I can wait a while longer

Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 4 years ago.

Hello,

We will continue to look for a Professional to assist you.


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Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 4 years ago.
Hello, I'm Dr.Bob.
I'm sorry to read of your hen's problem. When you write that she's laying "undeveloped eggs" do you mean that the eggs she's laying have no shells, or that the shells are soft?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hello Bob


 


No what she is passing is like a string of mini sausages as per the picture I sent


 


Jean

Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 4 years ago.
Hello Jean,

I have sent a message to the Professional informing him that you are waiting for a reply.

Thank you for your patience,

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Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 4 years ago.
Hello again, Jean.
I apologize for the confusion and the delay. Somehow I was not forwarded your reply. They're still working out the"bugs" in the internationsl site, I would imagine.
I hadn't received your excellent photograph and if I had I would have promptly let you know that what you saw doesn't appear to be undeveloped eggs, but the sloughed lining of part the reproductive tract. This is a not uncommon occurrence in hens, you can see a picture of a sloughed lining with an egg inside here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/473989/weird-egg-weird-clump-lash-graphic-pics
Usually the hen will recover with no untoward effects unless something else is wrong. How is she doing for you by now?

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