Strange itme in chicken coop

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CHICKENRANCH14, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. CHICKENRANCH14

    CHICKENRANCH14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this in my chicken coop after letting girls out this morning to free range Can anyone identify for me? The long piece is very

    hard and shriveled up. The end piece looks like mucus.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be a malformed egg or maybe something weird they ate... I would keep an eye out to see if you find anything else like that... I'm sure someone on here will have a better idea to what it is
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I agree. It looks like egg material, maybe some egg membrane, and some of these weird things are called lash eggs, if they are shaped more like a egg. Usually it is the result of salpingitis, but I'm not sure that this isn't just some extra tissue expelled. There does look to be a skinny round worm in the second picture. That would then make it questionable to possibly come from the intestinal tract. Here is a little reading about lash eggs and salpingitis just to help you identify any more insteresting findings:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/12/salpingitis-lash-eggs-in-backyard.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/637090/my-first-lash-egg-experience
     

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