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Found something weird in nesting box...chicken lash??? (gross images)

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So I was down in the coop a little while ago and my favorite hen was up in the nesting box, and she appeared to be pecking at something. I went and looked, expecting to find a broken egg. Instead, I found this weird meaty looking skin thing?? I have no clue what it is. I don't know who laid it or anything. It could have been Nellie (the hen who was pecking at it) but usually I can tell when she's laying something, and she was making more noise than she was actually trying to nest and lay. But she's 3 years old, along with 3 other hens. She's a SS, but she is in really good health and lays pretty well for a 3 year old hen. She hasn't had any problems, like ever. We also have 3 red sex links, who are almost 2 years old, and one has been having issues laying lately. My mom is always giving her waterbaths or whatever to get whatever is stuck inside of her out. And lastly, we have a buff orpington, same age, who has recently been squashed by a rooster and has been acting kind of strange and walks gingerly and stuff. (they aren't used to roosters, we have a group of butt-pickers who are in with a big light sussex rooster since we don't seem to have the heart to kill them yet)
All the chickens in the coop seem fine, i'm just really confused as to what this is, is it 'lash'? And who would have laid it...? 

 

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It could be a mummified egg. One that stuck around too long in the uterus and finally it got moved out and laid. 

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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. ~Emily Dickinson~

 

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.  ~John Bunyan~

 

Treating Sour Crop and Impacted Crop                                    Raising Quail

 

How to Treat Egg Binding in Hens 

 

Leg, Foot and Toe Issues in Poultry of All Ages

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post #3 of 7

did you ever find out what this was ..i found the samething last night in one of my nesting boxes..i broke it open and i thought it looked like a organ of some sort ..all my birds are acting ok and look ok ..i no tghis is an old post but any info on what that thing is would be great ..thanks..

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did you ever find out what this was ..i found the samething last night in one of my nesting boxes..i broke it open and i thought it looked like a organ of some sort ..all my birds are acting ok and look ok ..i no tghis is an old post but any info on what that thing is would be great ..thanks..

It's lash egg...google 'lash egg'...or search BYC.

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Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #5 of 7

thanxs art ..i did google it ..i no my production girls are almost 3 yrs old and have stopped laying or atleast slowed way down ..i am woudering with one it was ..anyhow thanxs again ..


Edited by wny egger - 6/28/15 at 6:48am

i dream of a world were a chicken can cross the road without having their motives questioned..

 

 

I just ordered a chicken and an egg off the internet..to see which one comes first..

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i dream of a world were a chicken can cross the road without having their motives questioned..

 

 

I just ordered a chicken and an egg off the internet..to see which one comes first..

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post #6 of 7

I have found this same thing in our nesting box. I have found it 2 times now. I also have 3 year old hens, one in laying still but the other not. Can anyone answer to what this weird thing is???

Cris

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I have found this same thing in our nesting box. I have found it 2 times now. I also have 3 year old hens, one in laying still but the other not. Can anyone answer to what this weird thing is???

Cris

 

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It's lash egg...google 'lash egg'...or search BYC.

 

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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