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Holy Mole! Pix of Yolk Peritonitis - this is what killed Tammy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BlueMoon, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    Scenic Verbank, NY
    A few days ago, I wrote that one of our hens, Tammy, was crawling around with what appeared to be an enormous egg stuck. She fought hard since Thursday and was on her last breaths this afternoon when DH finally put her down.

    So, we did an autopsy.

    First, lots of clear liquid ran out of her. [​IMG]
    A good two or three ounces.

    Then we saw this mass.


    The poor girl didn't stand a chance. A Golden Comet, so she maybe weighed 4 lbs. This thing was the size of a large avocado.

    She was definitely an internal layer. I just regret on putting her down Friday morning.
  2. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Holey Moley, poor chicken. Sorry that things didn't turn out better [​IMG]
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG]

    How old was she?
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    OMG That is huge! I'm SO sorry for your loss. That poor girl! Must have been so painful for her. So do you know what causes this or does it just happen?
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    So the egg was inside the mass? What was the mass made out of? How does something like that happen?

    I'm so sorry you had to endure this. Thank you for posting though, so others can learn for future issues.
  7. EllyMae

    EllyMae Songster

    The poor girl. I'm so sorry for the loss of your hen. Thanks for the post so we can learn from this.
  8. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    the link to dlh's site will explain how it happens..it's pics of a surgery to remove the built up mass..
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
  10. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    Quote:I'm curious too. I clicked on the link, but it didn't work. Can you try posting it again?

    Those pic are really helpful. Thanks for posting them for us to see. Sorry about your hen. [​IMG]

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