What the heck did this chicken lay!? (Pics)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by epeloquin, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone in my area (Western Massachusetts) posted these pics on a local cicken forum and I have no idea what in the world her chicken layed.

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  2. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    That looks like a meat spot.

    I read that older hens can sometimes lay this as they are getting closer to the end of their productive years. Their bodies are going through changes, sorta like women go through menopause except with chickens it is henopause.
     
  3. Daphne16

    Daphne16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    henopause, that just made me crack up. Wouldn't it be roosteropause since it is menopause not womenopause? [​IMG]
     
  4. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The woman said that her hens are just a year old and that egg production is down.

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  5. BooBear

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    Quote:hmmm well the guys do drive us poor girls mad during this stage in life [​IMG]; however, roosteropause just does not have that fun ring to it as henopause. [​IMG]
     
  6. BooBear

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    Quote:Meat spots are weird to get. Maybe there is something causing the hen's system to be out of whack?
     
  7. Daphne16

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    Quote:hmmm well the guys do drive us poor girls mad during this stage in life [​IMG]; however, roosteropause just does not have that fun ring to it as henopause. [​IMG]

    Yup I too like the ring of henopause better.
    No idea about the "egg" sorry.
     
  8. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what the fudgenut is that!?!?!? [​IMG]
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    possibly an ovary that was passed out the reproductive tract -- weird, but it does happen.
     
  10. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ask your friend to check for internal laying, a post on here a while ago showed the autopsy of a hen that died from internal laying, when the person cut open the hen, they found 4 masses looking a bit like that, the hen could have passed an egg that previously got stuck
     

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