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What is this internal growth that killed my hen? (Graphic photo)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by fishinbim, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. fishinbim

    fishinbim In the Brooder

    Dec 12, 2014
    I thought my hen was egg bound. She acted like she was egg bound. She passed away last night. My husband did a necropsy on her and we didn't see this coming. All her internals were encompassed by this growth. See picture. What the heck is this? Looks like I had no shot in saving her.

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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Had something very similar,
    poultry pathologist diagnosed via photos said could be Mareks or Leukosis.
    Would need labs done to know for sure.
    fishinbim and Eggcessive like this.

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