Pictures of Silly putty layered egg-like thing????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Esmeralda, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Out Of The Brooder

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    This was produced by one of my new (old) hens that was free from kijiji... It's hard to see from the picture but it just looks like layers and layers of membranes with a few crunchy bits inside. I have not been able to find other pictures like it, to determine the cause.
    The previous owner said they were only 2 years old and had stopped laying a while ago, I think it is a nutrition problem but if you have any other ideas of what would have caused this, I would find it helpful as I am a new chicken owner.
    Just to note another of the "non-laying" hens produced a very thin shelled rough and spotted egg today, after being with me for about 1 and 1/2 weeks.
     
  2. GoldenChicks16

    GoldenChicks16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Occasionally with older chickens they sometimes pass a chunk of tissue from inside of their bodies. This is the only thing I can think of. It could possibly be from them not laying for so long and start laying again. I'm only saying that because you did mention that they laid a single egg. Is she showing any other symptoms? Lethargic, discharge from the mouth or nose, hard abdomen? Anything else? If not I'm thinking it may just be a piece of tissue and she will be fine.
     
  3. Esmeralda

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    One of the girls stays inside in this cold weather when the others go out. But besides that they all look happy healthy, active and hungry. I don't know which one of the new girls the mass came from or the softshell came from.
     
  4. GoldenChicks16

    GoldenChicks16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More than likely it's just a mass of tissue. It happens as the girls get older sometimes:) I wouldn't worry about it. But for the soft shell egg, maybe put oyster shells out separate from their feed? That should help!:)
     
  5. smccccu

    smccccu New Egg

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    I just found a similar silly putty like egg in my coop and I suspect from one of the older RIRs. Do u have update on ur girl?.
     
  6. Esmeralda

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    I do not have good news. It was one of the old red sex link hens that produced this mass. She started to look very cold all the time, and did not want to move away from the heat lamp. I brought her inside and after a day I realized that she wasn't really eating. She would put her beak in the food and move it around and toss it out of the dish but she wasn't actually swallowing any the food. She was doing everything she could to fake Being well. I made the decision to put her down after a few days of this. Her whole entire body was filled with tumors and fluid filled cysts. They were on every single organ , I do not know how to she even breathed.
    My lessons are that you should feed a sick hen out of your hand to actually see what she will consume. And small water container that you can measure if she drinks. Her expression of pain was hard to see, she would close her eyes if you picked her up and make this tiniest sound like she was holding her breath... But she was a brand new chicken to me so I did not know her personality, and I had not dealt with a chicken that was sick like this before.
    I hope that your situation is different. Well wishes sent to you.
     
  7. Bsfishin72

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    Now I found it.. Is that similiar to one of my four chickens I bought few days ago they arent laying yet.. The owner of the chickens said they are two yrs old and stopped laying... My guess they arent feeding them properly... ???
     
  8. Bsfishin72

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    Ahhhh! I want to post the pictures to show... It said I dont have permission to do that.. ??
     
  9. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Out Of The Brooder

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    It is a cancerous growth. Some chickens still live with it, others decline quickly
     
  10. Bsfishin72

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    Oh really?? I want to post my pictures if its similiar or not? Ummm , that thing look like rubbery putty looking about dime size... Cut in half it have kinda of white and dry up yolk thing inside.. Strange
     

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