Found An Alien in the coop this morning ***UPDATE PICS*****

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Right On Reds, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Right On Reds

    Right On Reds Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning I found the strangest thing in the coop.

    I can't tell if its a poop, an egg gone horribly wrong, or something else.

    I have five mixed aged RIR/comets. My best layer, who is a year and a half old is going through a major molt and was lethargic yesterday with all sorts of poop on her backside. She had been fine the day before.

    So I took her in, washed the poop (dark green) off her bottom and soaked her in the sink in warm water. She seemed to not mind it a bit and ate a bunch of blueberries, cracked corn and farina as she was soaking - from my hand. This was a good thing as her crop seemed pretty empty and I'd found her in the coop not free ranging with the others. Her crown was a bright red.

    So this morning she seems fine, and is walking around and I believe she laid an egg. She has a distinct egg song and when I heard it this morning I ran outside and found her sitting on top of a newly laid warm pristine egg.

    But then I looked down and saw on the ground this egg colored mass (light brown/tan/red). It was solid and rubbery and I picked it open and for some reason smelled it and a gut wrenching stink came out of it. It seems to be a mix of this meaty looking egg colored stuff and some thin cartelage material mixed together. I would compate the consistancy of the meaty part to compressed tuna. The cartalage material was very thin, like an onion skin.

    At this point all the hens are running around, eating, scratching so all's well in that respect. I did find a very watery dark green/white poop but who knows from which butt it came!

    I do not know which hen laid or poo'd this alien mass and was wondering what it was.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Sounds kinda like some of the photos that I have seen from it was either internal layers or ovarian cycts? You might want to search those topics and see if you see something familliar in the pictures. Sorry I couldn't be more help. Hope she keeps doing good!
     
  3. bragabit

    bragabit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PIC's help
     
  4. Right On Reds

    Right On Reds Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmmm.... I don't think she laying internally. She's pretty consistant with laying and hasn't quit laying at least 5-7 eggs a week.

    I have to check out the ascarites thing.
     
  5. Right On Reds

    Right On Reds Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so I looked at the threads regarding egg yolk peritonitis.

    The thing I found did look like kinda like this:

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    But it came out voluntarily. Also my hen doesn't have a swollen abdomen or anything. I'm not even sure if the alien ick stuff came out of her or someone else. I just thought it might be her as she was the one feeling lethargic yesterday.

    Any more info please?
     
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  6. Right On Reds

    Right On Reds Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay so here are pics from today.

    Here is Celia, my prima egg layer and the subject of these posts

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    The alien ick next to a smallish egg from a hour ago

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    Note the piece of hay on the right pointing to the cartilage looking piece

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    Poo pics: Please note all the chickens ate many blueberries today and Celia had them last night as well LOL
    These are the worst of the poos, all others are textbook normal


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    The girls foraging, Celia is second from the bottom on the right

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    Celia closeups, fore and aft as it were

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    Celia standing in front of the fat RIR who is laying down

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    She is grazing like the others, soaking up sun like the others. I'm so confused......
     
  7. Right On Reds

    Right On Reds Out Of The Brooder

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    No one?
     
  8. CathyRN

    CathyRN Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow I've never seen anything like that [​IMG] I'll be watching this thread to see what others think. ........[​IMG]
     
  9. ZombieChickens

    ZombieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have no sound advice here, just voicing my opinion: If I ever find something like that, I will vomit on the spot. That is G.R.O.S.S. And do NOT expect me to disect it! Blech!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  10. Telamon

    Telamon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea.
    Quote:i thought you were a zombie. [​IMG]


    anyways, it could be her guts... possibly an animal is eating other peoples' chickens in your coop?
     

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