hen passed "meat lump"? Caution, gross pic's

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sassafras, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Sassafras

    Sassafras Songster

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    I found this on the poop board this morning. None of the hens seem to feel sick or anything. A few days ago I saw one of the hens running around with a chunk of something so I caught her and it was also a chunk of "flesh" but it looked different. I hope they are ok but like I said they all seem to be quite happy. All of their vents are fine. They are all about 2.5 years old.
    Second pic is of the larger chunk cut open and there seems to be an inner and outer layer. I don't have a rooster so no fertilized egg. Anyhow, thought I would pass on this weird episode of chickenkeeping...


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  2. katbriar

    katbriar Songster

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  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging 5 Years

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    That is weird, when you find out what "it" is, please post to let us know. Never seen anything like that, almost look like part of their inside. Ever consider taking it to a Vet or feed store to ask?
     
  4. Sassafras

    Sassafras Songster

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    No, I didn't think to have it tested. Chickens still seem to be healthy. [​IMG]
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    Looks like an ovary to me.
     
  6. chicken garden lady

    chicken garden lady In the Brooder

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    I found something like that in my run one morning after I let the hens out. It was still warm. They were my first chickens, so I was not sure what it was. I suspect one of my hens had a prolapse and her friends pulled it out for her. Everyone seemed okay, but my RIR didn't lay after that. Hope your girls are okay,good luck.
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Songster 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Ewww! I hope which ever hen did that is alright
     
  8. Sassafras

    Sassafras Songster

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    They still seem healthy and feisty which I am very happy about. [​IMG]
     
  9. kschnetz

    kschnetz In the Brooder

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    This looks like the reproductive tract from the Uterus to the infundibulum (see below). As you can see it does not look like its just the Ovary.

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    If you see any bleeding, take the bird to the vet! I hope all is well with your flock [​IMG]
     
  10. iheartnh

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    Wow - I'm hoping someone chimes in with an answer. That's, um....icky....yeah, I'm going to go with icky...
     

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