Ovary Cysts, Compacted Eggs, or... ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheFarmerInDale, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. TheFarmerInDale

    TheFarmerInDale New Egg

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    Recently I had a hen with a swollen abdomen. Today I slaughtered her, as she's been suffering for weeks and I couldn't feel an egg inside her vent.

    I've included 3 pictures - both sides of the oversized something, and a cross-section of the left-side of the mass in picture #1.

    There were two of these masses inside the cavity.

    Can anybody tell me what I'm looking at?

    Here are the pictures of what I found:
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It looks like lash eggs which are egg material produced in hens with salpingitis, an inflammation of the oviduct. It leads to internal laying and egg yolk peritonitis, and these are common in laying hens. Sorry for your loss.
     
  3. TheFarmerInDale

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    Thank you. I agree.
    Does anyone know if the carcass is safe to eat still?
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hens with those are usually condemned at butchering facilities, and since it involves infection in the reproductive tract, I wouldn't eat it. Others might disagree.
     

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