Hen layer a deformed white mass

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by marcdunne81, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. marcdunne81

    marcdunne81 New Egg

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    Extremely worried my hen hasn't laid for 2 weeks and today she laid a horrible deformed mass. It was white and lumpy and when I cut it open it looked like meat. Only way to describe it is it looked like cutting into a cooked piece of chicken breast. Help !!!!
     
  2. Newmamabear

    Newmamabear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning, it sounds like a lash egg, if you use that term in your search box you'll be able to [​IMG] some pics, or you can try and post a pic here
     
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  3. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, sounds like a lash egg. Look up Salpingitis in chickens.
     
  4. polish hen

    polish hen Out Of The Brooder

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    X3 I recomend a visit to your vet because she really needs some potent antibiotics for this...
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    It does sound like you have a hen that has Salpingitis and has laid a lash egg.

    This is an inflammation of the oviduct. As suggested, searching here on BYC and the web will give you lots of information.

    Here are a couple to get you started:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/12/salpingitis-lash-eggs-in-backyard.html
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/03/causes-of-lash-eggs-salpingitis-by.html
     
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