What is this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crumptz, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was cleaning out my coop this morning and saw this
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    It is not a eggless egg nor is it a normal chicken dropping.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Did you collect it? Was it extremely squishy or somewhat firm to the touch? If you still have it, cut it open. First blush says it may be a lash egg - but that would go back to the texture, contents, etc on examination/disection.
     
  3. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    It is firm...
     
  4. crumptz

    crumptz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is inside[​IMG]
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Hard to say...doesn't really look like lash but....just keep an eye on things.
    How big is it?
    Could be a fluke or the beginning of the end.
    Check vents and abdomens.
     
  6. ExpatChickensinBrazil

    ExpatChickensinBrazil Just Hatched

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    I found something similar in the nesting box on top of a soft shell broken membrane. Did you ever figure out what this was? Is the hen healthy?
     

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