Egg or tumor??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by artsyrobin, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    ok, anyone come across this? an egg or tumor? laid by my serama Josie, i cut it open and here is what was there-

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    otherwise she is normal
     
  2. happyhens1972

    happyhens1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's called a 'lash' and it is a passing of various debris from the egg laying tract. It can be a sign of illness but usually is just a 'clean out' and is nothing to worry about unless there are other symptoms of illness with it. I have had two in all my time of chicken keeping and both girls behaved perfectly normally afterwards with no break or change in their egg laying capacity, though I have heard that they can be laid by elderly hens who are going out of lay completely.
     
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    whew!Thanks! she is about 4...
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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