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Old 04-21-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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KOTTE, Sri Lanka, April 19 (UPI) -- A hen in Sri Lanka gave birth to a chick without an egg, veterinary officials said.

Instead of being laid by the hen and incubated in the nest, the egg was incubated inside the hen for 21 days and then the chick hatched inside the mother.



Read more: Hen has chick without laying egg - UPI.com
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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Probably got something to do with the radiation from Japan...probably just the beginning....
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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Oh wow!!!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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Poor hen--they aren't built for something clawing its way to the outside.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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On occasion, a chicken will get "egg-bound"; i.e., the egg will get stuck in the canal. Because this can cause extreme distress, even death, to a chicken, one must break the egg while it is still inside the chicken to permit its passing out. Guess how.


OK, sometimes you can 'crush' the egg by pressing on the exterior of the chicken's 'birth canal' and surrounding tissue, and sometimes - well, "I'm going IIINNN" is the only way.


In our younger chickens, we have occasionally had 'first' eggs with only a thick membrane, no shell, as well as some extremely large eggs for their 'first'.

All of the above occurrences, or a combination, could contribute to a "live birth" chick. The usual circumstance is, however, if left untreated, that it kills the laying hen.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:51 AM
 
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Probably got something to do with the radiation from Japan...probably just the beginning....
Indeed....... Stuff gonna get MUCH WORSE im afraid...

I hope the chick is ok!!
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:55 AM
 
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Finaly, proof of evolution...
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:34 AM
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Perhaps the hen was just cracking up.....
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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...and on another note, there are plenty of people who believe a hen cannot lay eggs w/o the benefit of a rooster.
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