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What did she lay? (pics)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Schrebergaertner, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2010
    Yesterday I found this in one of the nestboxes among a few other eggs. I've never seen anything like it. It's the color and texture of eggshell, but it's pliable and rubbery. I cut into it thinking I might see yolk and white, but it was definitely not egg material inside. It looked like folds of thin-sliced turkey lunch meat. It smelled sort of stinky inside, but not rancid or like chicken poop. The outside didn't really have any smell at all. Is it possible a piece of her insides got into her egg tract somehow and got covered in shell material? I don't know which girl laid it (or pooped it?). Anyone ever seen anything like this? I don't know if there have already been BYC discussions of this sort of thing, since I"m not even sure what I'd search for. Thanks!

  2. jenifry

    jenifry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2012
    South Dakota
    I don't know what it is, I just have to say "EEEEW" [​IMG]
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2012
    Hmmm,.. Not something I have seen. Hopefully someone else has seen something similar. :p
  4. coffeenutdesign

    coffeenutdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2012
    Search for "lash" and you will find threads on it. It's hard to search for something when you don't know what to call it, but that's what it looks like to me. I do know there is info on it here on this forum.
  5. sebocat

    sebocat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2012
    Sterling, AK
    eeew...I just googled it and it is GROSS! Is is common??
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Not common, but not rare either.


    I'm sure my birds would eat this.. They are pretty disgusting...
  7. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2010
    Looks like "lash" is likely what it was. Found some more helpful info on it. Still don't know which girl laid it, but I"ll keep a close watch for any symptoms of feeling bad.


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