Red sex link hen laid this tumor or egg tissue? Lash or egg roll?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by velittlechik, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. velittlechik

    velittlechik Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning when cleaning off the dropping board I found this flesh colored clump and I cut it open. I think the hen that laid it is possibly the one that lays eggs without the shell from the roost sometimes. They may have a bit of thin membrane but thats about it. A couple of weeks ago she acted very droopy and I gave all of them antibiotics and electrolytes in case it was contagious but she came around after about 3 days and then started molting. Now today I found this I cut it open to see and we think it may be egg shells wrapped around each other. It smelled weird too not very strong though.
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  2. aghiowa

    aghiowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm... is it soft or hard?
     
  3. velittlechik

    velittlechik Out Of The Brooder

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    kind of rubbery but soft.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That looks like what could have turned into egg yolk peritonitis. I think you got very lucky... Keep an eye on her.
     
  5. NothernChick

    NothernChick Out Of The Brooder

    I just found one in my coop. Same thing. I think it came from a bird who was laying shift shells then stopped completely. Did you ever find out what it is?
     

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