Strange textured egg shape something

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ki4wvv, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. ki4wvv

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    My wife went out to open up the hen house and collect what eggs might have been laid this am. What she found is in the pics. The texture is like ground meat and the shape of an egg. Once I dissected the strange object, it looked like a lot of tiny seeds or something with a solid encasement around the outside. There was no smell, no blood, no mucus. There was no egg shell or yellow coloring like a yolk. There are a few pine shavings stuck on the outside and also one little weed. This was from the nesting box. Thought that maybe the insides were coming out of the chicken. However, they all looked very healthy and spunky. The hens that laid this was about a 31/2
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    year old Rhode Island Red. Has anyone ever seen something like this? We do not have any roosters so the eggs will not be fertile.
     
  2. Beulah89

    Beulah89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! That's weird as! Nope haven't seen anything like it!
     
  3. bellschick

    bellschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness!! I would like to say there is no way......im blown away!!!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Well, sometimes the egg machine goes wonkers, especially with very young and older layers.
    Never seen anything like this tho, hope someone can give you a better answer.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    This is an uneducated guess, but instead of being from the reproductive tract like internal laying products, I would guess that is undigested food that has traveled through the digestive tract. But I would think it would smell. Too bad you don't know which one passed it, so you could watch them.
     
  6. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Interesting, I have heard of similar stories, the "egg" looks like a meatball. ;D
     
  7. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your chickens were attempting to bake cookies. do they have access to cookie sheets and chocolate chips? :)
     
  8. bellschick

    bellschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The cookie tin waterer. Lol hahaha
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I think it's called a 'lash' found some stuff on UK forum, not uncommon, part of the reproductive system sloughed off usually older hens.
     

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