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What the heck is this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jasonsAmy, May 7, 2016.

  1. jasonsAmy

    jasonsAmy New Egg

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    Ok, so we found this today in the nest box. What is this and why?? I'm confused concerned we may have a sick chicken. The brown thing is squishy. [​IMG]
     
  2. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it could possibly be a "lash" egg.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    X2. Looks like a lash egg plus an egg membrane. Lash eggs can be a sign of salpingitis, an infection of the oviduct. Google it, and look for TheChickenChick.com who has a food article about it.
     
  4. jasonsAmy

    jasonsAmy New Egg

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    So is the chicken better, once they pass this?
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Not exactly. Salpingitis, an infection of the oviduct, can cause these lash eggs or pus eggs to be laid occasionally. It starts happening when a bacteria such as E.coli enters the reproductive tract from the vent, spreading to the oviduct. Egg yolk peritonitis can occur with this. I would do some reading about it in the two sorces I gave you.
     
  6. jasonsAmy

    jasonsAmy New Egg

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    Thanks for the info!
     

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