What on earth is this??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Engine823, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Engine823

    Engine823 Songster

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    Okay friends. I've had chickens for about 4 years and I've seen eggs with no shells, thin shelled and oblong shaped eggs.
    BUT I just found this in the nest box. What on God's earth is that??
     

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  2. Engine823

    Engine823 Songster

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    Also I found it whole. I cut it in half to see what was in it
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    I believe it's called a lash egg. :sick
     
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  4. pibb

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    I'll second that. Not really an egg if you're wondering.
     
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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    It's a bunch of tissue from an infection in the reproductive tract.
     
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  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Do an on site search on 'lash egg' for more information.
     
  7. Engine823

    Engine823 Songster

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    Is this normal. If one of my hens has an infection should I be treating her with anything? Thank you all for the replies
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    I don't believe any treatment is necessary. @Eggcessive May have more detailed information.

    I believe sometimes they mean nothing, and sometimes they mean something. I personally have never seen one thankfully.
     
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  9. Engine823

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    Thanks friends. She is a 3 1/2 year old ISA Brown. She has not laid for months. She is a pet basically. I figured I would let her just live out her old age as long as she feels good and is able to hang with the flock
     
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  10. Eggcessive

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    Your hen most likely has salpingitis or an inflammation of the oviduct, and lash egg material is a product of that infection. Sometimes the material is deposited into the abdomen, and may be found when the hen is butchered or a necropsy is performed. The thin-shelled or shell-less eggs in the past are likely, early signs of salpingitis. Here is a good article that describes all of this:
    https://the-chicken-chick.com/salpingitis-lash-eggs-in-backyard/

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