What is this??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jmorgan71587, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. jmorgan71587

    jmorgan71587 Out Of The Brooder

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    Found this in a nesting box with my eggs today?[​IMG]
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    I can see 2 eyes a funny nose and no mouth. =D=D=D [​IMG]

    But on a serious note. cut it open and investigate. Looks like a potato.
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

  5. jmorgan71587

    jmorgan71587 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it anything to worry about
     
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Good question!

    From what I understand, it could be related to hormonal changes, start of laying, end of laying etc or even can be seen when a hen is returning to laying after being broody.

    But, it could also be a sign of issues with the oviduct, inflammation, infection etc.

    Do you have any idea which of your hens may have laid it?

    I have never experienced a lash egg but if you know who laid it, I would be keeping a very close eye on her for any signs to indicate she is not well.
     

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