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 New Egg

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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 New Egg

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    Looks like a gizzard?!
     
  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Out Of The Brooder

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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 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. Embuck

    Embuck Out Of The Brooder

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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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