What in the world is this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Audry, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Audry

    Audry In the Brooder

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    Well, based on the suggestions that it's a bunch of undeveloped eggs or part of her reproductive system I was able to find a few other threads dealing with the same thing. Apparently it's unlikely to have done any lasting damage, so I'll stop worrying. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Xenia's Chickens

    Xenia's Chickens In the Brooder

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    Looks like "mummified" retained eggs. I would check the hen for a prolapsed oviduct. It must have taken a lot of straining to pass that thing!
     
  3. Audry

    Audry In the Brooder

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    She's still doing the weird twitchy thing and making a soft moaning sound each time she does it, but she's settled in and nobody's bothering her so I think I'll just keep an eye on her. They tend to spaz out a little when they go in the cage and I don't want to upset her if she's comfortable in the coop.
     
  4. Audry

    Audry In the Brooder

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    Xenia's Chickens :

    Looks like "mummified" retained eggs. I would check the hen for a prolapsed oviduct. It must have taken a lot of straining to pass that thing!

    Would that be fairly obvious externally? There's not really anything for scale in the photo, but this is smaller than a regular egg.​
     
  5. dawg53

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