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My 1 yr old hen laid fleshy something.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WickedRedRuby, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. WickedRedRuby

    WickedRedRuby In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2015
    This morning I was letting my hens out to the yard, I usually spread scratch as they are coming out of the coop, Big Mama (only because she is bigger than her sisters) was by me and pooped, but when i looked down, it was accompanied with this fleshy something (looked like raw meet and little fatty sacks around it). I should have taken a picture, but totally forgot my phone in the house. Anyway, it looked like raw chicken meat and attached around it was little "fatty" things. The best I could describe what it resembles was the seeds of a cantaloupe. It was the size of a quarter and not like a lash egg. I had seen something similar a couple of days ago, while cleaning up the poop, but did not know who produced it, until today, when Big Mama pooped in front of me. She is acting "normal" being the queen hen that she is, she is eating and drinking normally, running around and doing her free range activities. Any ideas?

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Type 'lash' in the search bar at the top of the page and do an son site search. It is a sloughing of tissue/encapsulated eggs/infected debris from the hen's reproductive tract. The threads will explain better the ramifications.
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. More than likely, it was a lash egg or product of salpingitis, an inflammation of the oviduct. They come in different sizes and colors, although most are biege, there are a few pics of red ones. Sometimes an empty membrane is also seen. Enter salpingitis or lash eggs at the top of this page in the search box, or Google the terms for many picutres and articles to read.
  4. WickedRedRuby

    WickedRedRuby In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2015
    Hi, thanks for the info. I actually did look up lash egg before posting, that is why I think it wasn't that, it wasn't solid, mushy more like it. After seeing some more pictures it may look like the beginning of a lash egg..now what can i do to prevent this?
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016

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