What is this?!. **GRAPHIC PHOTO ATTACHED*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DownwardDog, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found these ion the middle of poop on the poop board. Donning gloves, I washed off the PDZ granules. I thought it might be in digested plant matter of some kind, but it feels meat-like.

    Of note, coincidental or not, The hens have been on Amprolium feed for 2 days now since we lost a rooster to coccidia.

    Any ideas what the heck this is?!?!
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is that they are shedding some damaged intestinal lining that may have been caused by the coccidiosis. As they regain their health, that should stop. [​IMG]
     
  3. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? That seems like huge, entire pieces of their intestine then! How shocking! :) Poor things. :-(
     
  4. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I broke it open -- is this intestine-like?

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  5. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very much so. It is good that it is out of the bird.If they are being treated properly, they will be ok. [​IMG]
     
  6. darkbrahmamama

    darkbrahmamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as it's not lash egg, you should be fine!
     
  7. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, after some research last night, I think that's EXACTLY what this was! I emailed the photos to my avian vet and he said it was not intestine.
     
  8. darkbrahmamama

    darkbrahmamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep an eye on that hen! Lash egg is a sign of previous infection (among other things) & can result in death.
     
  9. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well heck! I thought lash eggs were full of pus, yolk ect. Never too late to learn.....I know intestinal lining can be shed with cocci but apparently not like that!
    To the OP, sorry for getting that wrong, hope your chicken's underlying illness isn't too bad. [​IMG]
     

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