What is this?!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by darcypepper, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. darcypepper

    darcypepper Hatching

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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you joined the flock. I'm not sure what it is? But more information would be very useful, ie where was it found? What is concerning you about it? I'm sure with more info people will be able to help :frow
     
  3. darcypepper

    darcypepper Hatching

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    I found it in one of the nesting boxes, it has blood on so it just worried me a little!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    It could be a Lash Egg? Never seen this, but a google search shows some examples. There are threads in BYC on similar looking ones, but no answers there. Have you cut it to see what it looks like inside? If not, do and that may help in identification. You can post this question in emergencies and maybe get someone with experience to help.

    Welcome, glad you joined us. Good luck with a definitive answer.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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  6. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Songster

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    x3 on lash egg
    Hens who are older and nearing the end of their laying days will sometimes lay these lash eggs so if you have older hens, it's likely that's what this is.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    X3 It is a lash egg. Part of the reproductive tract lining was shed. They can do this at any age. I had a young pullet do this once, but generally it is the older layers. Many times when an older layer lays a lash egg, she is nearing the end of her laying days.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
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  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    You've received some good information above!
     

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