Um, what is this? Weird chicken egg.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Eckielady, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my mom just brought this egg in. First picture is how we found it. Second is what popped out when I pulled on the umbilical cord looking thing. What in the heck is this? It's pretty firm. Broke open the egg after and it looked pretty normal.
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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Did you cut open that little 'blob?
    If you still have it, do so.
    I suspect it is a 'lash', which is a wad of pus indicating an infection.
    Or it could be a rather large piece of tissue from inside the reproductive tract.

    Good pics btw.
     
  3. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I didn't but it's pretty firm and doesn't feel full of liquid at all.

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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Check out some of the threads by clicking the link in this search:
    Advanced search>titles only> lash egg
     
  5. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll keep looking into that but everything I've read so far was either much bigger or laying off by itself. This was in a perfectly normal egg shell and was about the size of a dime/nickel.
     
  6. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I cut it open and it doesn't look like the lash egg pictures I've seen. It was meaty inside.
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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Looks like a piece of tissue inside, but the outer 'coating' looks lash-like.

    A lot of glitches can happen in the old egg factory, hopefully you'll never see it again.
    But if you do see another, might want to pinpoint which bird has laid it and keep a good eye on her for other symptoms of illness.

    How old are your birds...and what breed??
     
  8. Eckielady

    Eckielady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are a couple of different ages. Half are about 1-2 and the others are 2.5 and up. EE, buff and lavender orpingtons with a couple of mixes in there also. There is only 9 (8 hens) in that group and everyone seems fine. We have a buff that came to us with a bare bottom and we've been working on that but she's been laying perfect eggs. I'm guessing it might have been her though.
     
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    I have never seen anything like thay before. Please let us know if you find out what it was.
     

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