orangey/yellow marble things inside hens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by angidee, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. angidee

    angidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 'harvested' a few of our hens. Upon opening then up, they had what I would call orange/yellow large marble sized balls inside them. They were not attached to anything, just inside.
    Are these normal? What are they?
     
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  2. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you possibly get some pictures of what you are talking about?
     
  3. angidee

    angidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I do not have a picture. Wish I would have thought to take one. They are yellowy/orange and are subtly covered with red veins.
    I will try to find a pictue online

    Here is a posting that has the things I am referring to, just scroll down to the 3rd picture.
    http://starvingofftheland.com/2010/02/the-chicken-post-mortem/


    Thanks for any help!
     
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  5. angidee

    angidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are right!
     
  6. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So they are the ovaries...I wouldn't have guessed. I guess I haven't killed and cleaned enough chickens yet.
     
  7. angidee

    angidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankful that is what they are...we thought we had some crazy disease going on!!!
     

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