Yellow Mass in intestines/Reproductive tract in dead chicken.

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I had a chicken break it's neck last night, and while it was being gutted, a large, yellow mass was found around + engulfing its intestines and reproductive tract. Any idea what it would be?
 

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My first thought is to ask what you were feeding that bird? I'm seeing an awful lot of (in my view) excess fat. I'm terrible with photos, more a hands on person - and that looks to have been a hen, so more intracavity fat than a rooster is to be expected, but that looks excessive.

Maybe some reprodctive tract issues as well (again, i'd want to be hands on) but mostly what I'm seeing looks to be fat). NOT a healthy amout.

Did you get a seperate picture of the heart?
 
Abdominal fat, sometimes it can be hereditary in hens, but often it's diet related. It can cause major liver problems (fatty liver hemorrhagic syndrome) and sudden death. Can't tell from your pictures if that may have contributed, but agree, that is too much fat. I would look at what you are feeding, too many treats, especially high fat or high carb treats can contribute to this.
 
My first thought is to ask what you were feeding that bird? I'm seeing an awful lot of (in my view) excess fat. I'm terrible with photos, more a hands on person - and that looks to have been a hen, so more intracavity fat than a rooster is to be expected, but that looks excessive.

Maybe some reprodctive tract issues as well (again, i'd want to be hands on) but mostly what I'm seeing looks to be fat). NOT a healthy amout.

Did you get a seperate picture of the heart?
The heart was 100% fine, no fat, no clogging.
 

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