Found this near broken egg after worming -- WHAT is THAT?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bananaga, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. Bananaga

    Bananaga Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! Been lurking around here for quite a while learning amazing info from ya'll. Just learned about the necessity of worming and such and treated all of my flock (of random and unknown histories) yesterday with Ivermectin pour-on. Today (coincidence?) we found a broken Americauna egg in the nest with this odd looking object in it. Can't tell that this thing was inside the broken egg; I really don't think it was buz there was no yolk or shell pieces on it. I think it might have been passed during laying?? [​IMG] I thought it might have had something to do with passing worms or something but upon a crude dissection, I'm not so sure... Does anyone have any idea what the heck this thing is? Chances are that it came from one of the older hens that lays maybe every couple of days or so? It is about the size of a quarter with a long "tail" that almost appears like a blood vessel. No smell to the object and when cut into it was firm and meaty, like a muscle. You may also be able to see from the photos that it looks like there are chambers in it. Thanks for any help! [​IMG]

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  2. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but..... oooooo, that is mighty gross! I am curious what that is. ...... [​IMG] I hope the chicken that passed that is going to be ok!!
     
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  3. Bananaga

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    It was horrifying to find! My honey didn't want to look! I hope she'll be ok too, thanks [​IMG]
    Didn't see anyone looking off this afternoon nor any blood anywhere...
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  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    That is cool! Throw it in some alcohol and preserve it!
     
  5. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost looks like the chicken ate something that she couldn't digest. Looks like some type of fruit without the seed? Weird thats for sure. Hope shes ok.
     
  6. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
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    Looks like maybe an ovary? Could google pics of a chickens ovary and see what you find.

    And, yeah, that is pretty nasty lookin!
     
  7. maizey

    maizey Chillin' With My Peeps

    i thought fruit of some sort too at first glance, second thought was tumor or cyst perhaps? but i have no idea. How very odd. Hope someone can give a postive ID for you.
     
  8. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Quote:Looks likea fig, but no idea what it really is! I agree though, hope somebody can ID it.
     
  9. Bananaga

    Bananaga Out Of The Brooder

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    These sound like really good guesses! what about the cecal bursa?? Kinda looks like that in a google search too? (slaps head!)[​IMG] It's going to make me crazy looing at all that it could be!

    Oh it Does look like a fig - almost exactly! But we haven't fed them any and nothing is growing here...
     
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  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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