Ckn passed something strange

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jennymay, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. jennymay

    jennymay Out Of The Brooder

    30
    0
    32
    Nov 8, 2009
    Last week we noticed our Plymoth Rock chicken started acting listless. Her comb fell over and she has lost quite a few feathers. Also, there was a strange organ-like, chestnut shaped something in the coop with her feathers sticking out of it that I believe she passed. She is still not acting normal. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Ahh, and just now my husband came in and told me she is dead. What was this?????
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    23,342
    1,217
    448
    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    So sorry for your loss. I dont know what it could possibly be, but if you were able to post a photo...someone might know.
     
  3. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    How old was she? I forgot what it's called but i have heard of older layers passing these weird fleshy-colored things when they're at the end of their laying, or close anyway. it sometimes happens in very young hens too... i will try to find it, it was pretty icky though!

    Okay i found my old post about it.. it's called "Lash"

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=308084
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2010
  4. pattycake

    pattycake Chillin' With My Peeps

    414
    1
    151
    May 7, 2007
    fingerlakes, ny
    My chickens have passed things like that frequently. I think of it as an egg "gone wrong" somehow and put it in the category of shellless eggs and so on. It's not usually fatal but I can see that it might be an indicator of reproductive trouble.

    I'm sorry for your loss!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by