Fatty ovary? *pic*

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Yesterday I noticed that one of my barred rocks was limping and seemed quite uncomfortable, as I am raising them for food and was thinking about trying the first one soon I decided that I should try her and stop any pain that she might be in.
While I was plucking her I noticed a small lump next to her lower spine. When I gutted her I noticed a fairly large firm fatty area in the area where the ovaries would be, she is just over 4 months and not laying yet.
I am curious if anyone has ever seen anything like this before and if she is still safe to eat.
I am new to this site and I think I have attached a photo, this is the lump cut in half, it was quite large for her size.
 

14chickens

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Sorry not much help here but found your situation interesting as I have a barred rock that is about 6 1/2 mo. old and has been limping for a couple of weeks. Although she had seemed to improved but we have our chicks for eggs so I wouldn't know much about the fatty thing but interesting none the less
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that's really icky
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I wonder if someone could explain what that is if you post the photo on the "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread
 

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Looks like maybe her reproductive "bits" got an infection, but that's just a guess. Send the picture to an avian pathologist, they love that sort of stuff.

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