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Dying chicken passing masses.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pinknblackchaos, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. pinknblackchaos

    pinknblackchaos Chirping

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    20180819_163505.jpg I have an old girl that started doing badly about 5 days ago. She isnt eating or drinking and i dont know what the problem is. The only thing i know she probably had was gleet. But she is passing these masses they are white and range in size from old chewed gum to a chicken nugget. I think it is too late for her but am wondering what it could be.
     
  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Feather & Fur Whisperer Premium Member

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    It looks to me like Lash Egg. I’m so sorry about your hen!!! :hugs
     
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    chickendreams24 Crowing

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    I'm thinking lash eggs or maybe cooked yolks that never formed full eggs.
     
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    pinknblackchaos Chirping

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    I was thinking lash egg. I've never seen anything like it!
     
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    pinknblackchaos Chirping

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    Thanks chick n fun she was a good girl. :hit
     
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    chickendreams24 Crowing

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    I too am sorry for your girl it's so hard when they're a pet and friend and there's nothing more you can do to help them.
     
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    pinknblackchaos Chirping

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    Thank you chickendreams. It is hard she was a good girl and didn't deserve to suffer. We buried her today. She isn't suffering anymore.
     
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  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Feather & Fur Whisperer Premium Member

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    I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved hen. Bear hugs!!! :hugs
     
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    chickendreams24 Crowing

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    How old was she?

    Production breeds(Isa browns, golden comet, cinnamon queens etc) are extremely prone to laying problems and are usually swapped out commercially between 18-24 months as they tend to quickly lay less and less and become more prone to production problems in that time frame and especially beyond it. If during winter you supplement their light to induce laying they don't get the natural rest period they are made to have and that also increases the chances of laying problems. Laying problems are effected by many things though for example; breed, genetics, feed/diet, artificial daylight, weight(overweight birds tend to have more trouble). Etc.

    If you are wanting pet birds that will live longer I would suggest a heritage breed especially if you can find a none hatchery strain. Although in my own opinion hatchery heritage birds are better than production birds. There are always exceptions to every rule and I know some people have been able to keep production hens for years and had problems with hatchery heritage breeds.
     
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