Weird things coming out of my hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gvlle karen, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. gvlle karen

    gvlle karen New Egg

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    My leghorn hen has stopped laying, her feathers look ragged, but not molting and I have found two weeird things in the pen. One was a two inch wide ovoid shaped chunk of what looked like fat a few days ago. Today I found a larger, three inch long leathery object with pink tissue inside, with clear fluid inside that. It does not stink. The hen is eating and pooping fairly normally, walks around the pen. Her comb is a little pale and her vent looks a little dry. Any ideas what may be wrong with her?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It sounds like parts of her reproductive tract are coming out, her ovary and/or oviduct.
     
  3. gvlle karen

    gvlle karen New Egg

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    Thanks, that what I suspected, too. I actually plan to take her (Sophia the hen) to the UF extension office Monday to have her looked at by the extension farm agent (Wendy). I may offer to give Sophia to her if someone there wants to do a necropsy. I guess it is better to let them put her down quickly rather than let her suffer, if she thinks Sophia is in pain.
     

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