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blood like egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by katapillarb, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. katapillarb

    katapillarb Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello i have two barred rock 3 year old hens. I checked for eggs and found a normal egg and this round red blood like ball. I checked both chickens for anything wrong and everything felt normal. What could this be or mean[​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That lump/egg looks like it might be what they call a lash or lash egg, Sometimes they come with an egg, sometimes they are just "laid" alone. They seem to think it is part of the lining of the hens reproductive system, sometimes they don't seem to indicate a real a problem and the hen keeps laying like she was, sometimes they mean the hens is coming to the end of her laying life. Old BYC thread on them and some links with other pics.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/473989/weird-egg-weird-clump-lash-graphic-pics
    http://www.pocketfarm.co.uk/an-egg-of-any-shape/
    http://thehappyhens.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/lash-eggs-thank-goodness-theyre-rare/
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/12/salpingitis-lash-eggs-in-backyard.html
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/134/salpingitis
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Wow, that's a strange one, don't think I've ever seen one quite like that.

    Could you cut it open and take a pic?
    Does it have a shell?
    What breeds of chickens do you have?
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2015
  4. katapillarb

    katapillarb Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 barred rock hens and its soft.
     

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