Hen layed something, but it's NOT an egg.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by navy_mommy_2001, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. navy_mommy_2001

    navy_mommy_2001 Hatching

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    This was found in the nest with the eggs. When I cut it open it was meaty. Seems to be a body part.[​IMG]

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    You can see it tried to form a white and sack around what ever it is. So far all the chickens are still allive.
     
  2. topout24

    topout24 Hatching

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    Looks like a gizzard?!
     
  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Songster

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    I had a duck that laid something like this just after she'd been eggbound. She'd sometimes pass little pieces of what looked like fried egg whites as well until she finally formed and laid normal eggs again. So my first guess would be some sort of egg/reproductive system error?
     
  4. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Songster

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    It happens. Likely it was just egg production gone wrong. Hopefully it will be out of whoever's system now and they can get back to laying eggies! Good luck!
     
  5. ShinShien

    ShinShien Crowing

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    Is it one of those, what're they called...mummified eggs?
     
  6. krista74

    krista74 Songster

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    If you do a search for Lash Eggs you might find some information on what you're looking for.

    Best wishes

    Krista
     
  7. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Songster

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    I could be totally wrong, but I believe this is a "lash egg."

    Google it and check out the images.

    Lash eggs occur when a chicken has been ill and has gotten over it (I believe)... The "cooked" appearance IS cooked egg, usually the result of a fever. Fascinating stuff.

    Hope your chicken is okay!!!

    MrsB
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2014
  8. helenbk1966

    helenbk1966 Chirping

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    Well all my uneducated self can think is "eeewwww" and "looks like a prop from a sci-fi movie". :)
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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  10. Embuck

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    I had a hen do that one time. She was fine, and seemed as proud of it as if it were a real egg. It was a year or so ago. The hen died recently to the heat.
     

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