GREAT SCOT! First egg attempt???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fmernyer, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. fmernyer

    fmernyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I first went in this morning it was tacky. Its hard. Not chicken shell hard - but big ball of tissue hard. Blech.

    Anyone experience such a thing?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That lump/egg looks like it might be what they call a lash or lash egg, Sometimes they come with an egg, sometimes they are just "laid" alone. They seem to think it is part of the lining of the hens reproductive system, often seems to happen with hens that are internal laying also. Old BYC thread on them and some links with other pics. It seems odd that it would show up with a new layer, do you have any older birds?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/473989/weird-egg-weird-clump-lash-graphic-pics
    http://www.pocketfarm.co.uk/an-egg-of-any-shape/
    http://thehappyhens.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/lash-eggs-thank-goodness-theyre-rare/
     
  3. fmernyer

    fmernyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just assumed that since I had some new layers in there that it was one of theirs. Yes! I have three 2 yo hens in there. I'm going to get right on those links - thank you!! I'm so glad I posted this instead of assuming!
     
  4. fmernyer

    fmernyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmmm....So whichever it is - she's two years old. So she ought not to be at the end of her lay. Illness? She doesn't appear so. *sigh* I need to do much more research and much more watching....
     

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