What on earth is this??

Engine823

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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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Engine823

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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
 

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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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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