Fatty ovary? *pic*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hamachi, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. hamachi

    hamachi New Egg

    Sep 15, 2013
    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.
  2. 14chickens

    14chickens New Egg

    Sep 13, 2013
    NW Iowa
    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[​IMG]
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] that's really icky [​IMG] I wonder if someone could explain what that is if you post the photo on the "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    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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