Gross yellow object passed by one of my hens... WHAT is it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mariejulianna, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. Mariejulianna

    Mariejulianna Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone! I did my nightly coop examination and was horrified to come face to face with the following object:

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    I was really wondering what it was since it kinda resembled a piece of pasta. LOL! Anyways, I broke it open:

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    It smelled like boiled chicken. To say the least, it was very strange. I am assuming that it was passed by a hen that is about 3 1/2 years old. None of my ladies are acting weird. Does anyone have any ideas??

    Thanks in advance!

    --Maria
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That is a lash egg, which is a product of internal laying. If you do a search at the top of the page, you will find many pictures of similar lash eggs.
     
  3. Mariejulianna

    Mariejulianna Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for getting back to me. Yep, that's exactly what it is.

    --Marie
     

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