Culled hen, found these inside, WHAT R THEY?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NancyinAlaska, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just culled a sick hen and found these inside. I went inside and a magpie had grabbed one of the pieces, there were 4 originally. They are very hard and rubbery. what are they? Is there anything I could have done to make her better? THANKS!
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  2. Gallus_domesticus

    Gallus_domesticus Out Of The Brooder

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    WOW! Where did you find them, and what was wrong with the hen?
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  4. NancyinAlaska

    NancyinAlaska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found them inside her after culling. She had been ill for a few days, not able to stand, and her toes were curling. I didn't think she was going to get better after 2 days isolated, not eating or drinking.
     
  5. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen pictures folks have posted when their chickens have laid things that looked like that. I believe it's an egg - but gone horribly wrong. I can't remember what causes it.
     
  6. Gallus_domesticus

    Gallus_domesticus Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, I meant where inside her? Just floating inside abdominal cavity, inside digestive or reproductive tract?
     
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  7. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

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    It definitely looks like something that shouldn't have been there that was calcified. Don't know what or why though. [​IMG]
     
  8. Attack Chicken

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    Internal layer maybe?
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    looks like the product of internal laying. Ask Cynthia (speckledhen) for her input. Unfortunately she has had a TERRIBLE time and far too much experience with internal laying. [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Internal layer. I've seen that many times in hens who have passed on. It's egg material and infection all cooked together in there.

    This came out of one of my hens:

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