Can anyone tell me what this is? My vet didn't know! Warning- Graphic Photos

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cindybarnes, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. cindybarnes

    cindybarnes New Egg

    Jun 15, 2016
    One of my sweet hens became very sick. One day she was fine and the next acted funny so I brought her inside for a few hours and then I took her to the vet. They couldn't save her but saw strange "balls or cysts" with the ultrasound inside her abdomen. I had them open her up post mortem to see what they were bc they said it was not eggs. Does anyone know what this is and what causes this? Poor baby- she was 4 years old and I have had her since she hatched. I am afraid for my other little ladies!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It sounds as if she was internally laying and the 'balls' were encysted yolks or reproductive tract lining. This is not uncommon especially in high production birds.
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains

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