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Author Topic: Ewww! Have you ever seen a "lash"? <Graphic Pics, if youre curious>
Golden
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Post Ewww! Have you ever seen a "lash"? <Graphic Pics, if youre curious>
on: August 11, 2011, 16:53

I don't have the lights on in the coop during the summer, so when I look for eggs, they are often just an outline in the hay.
Luckily, I saw that the shape of this one was different so I didn't just grab it.
Scooped all the hay from the box, and this is what I found. :o
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Yes, the brats broke another egg and ate it.

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This is what it looks like inside.

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I've seen pictures before, but seeing it in person.... eww!

becky3086
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Post Re: Ewww! Have you ever seen a "lash"? <Graphic Pics, if youre curious>
on: August 11, 2011, 18:49

I don't understand. What actually is it?

Golden
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Post Re: Ewww! Have you ever seen a "lash"? <Graphic Pics, if youre curious>
on: August 12, 2011, 15:05

"It's when part of the reproductive system sort of sloughs away. It's not rare, but doesn't often happen, usually in older chickens."
I've seen other explanations and other pics.
It definitely looks like tissue matter, and not egg.
My hens are all over 3 years old, and I have no idea which one it came from. They are all very happy and healthy. However, they are slowing down. I only get 1-3 eggs a day.

Kestrel
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Post Re: Ewww! Have you ever seen a "lash"? <Graphic Pics, if youre curious>
on: August 12, 2011, 17:29

What did it smell like? It looks gelatinous and otherwise unappetizing...I've never seen one before either so this is a first for me. ;)

And it seems like my hens have the same "bratty" problem... :mad: at least for eggs that are in a conspicuous location and therefore warrant a throrough pecking-over until a crack/hole is found/made. :(

So the lash egg comes from older chickens that are going through chicken menopause? LOL!
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Post Re: Ewww! Have you ever seen a "lash"? <Graphic Pics, if youre curious>
on: August 14, 2011, 11:48

EEEEWWWWWW!

Growinupin-
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Post Re: Ewww! Have you ever seen a "lash"? <Graphic Pics, if youre curious>
on: November 19, 2011, 15:47

So the hen just like sloughed off part of her ovaduct? I have never heard of that before, I agree kinda nasty, but the hens are all acting good? Could this be from her having a plugged ovaduct I wonder? hmmm

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Post Re: Ewww! Have you ever seen a "lash"? <Graphic Pics, if youre curious>
on: November 19, 2011, 15:47

So the hen just like sloughed off part of her ovaduct? I have never heard of that before, I agree kinda nasty, but the hens are all acting good? Could this be from her having a plugged ovaduct I wonder? hmmm

Golden
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Post Re: Ewww! Have you ever seen a "lash"? <Graphic Pics, if youre curious>
on: November 19, 2011, 17:42

I have no idea which hen it came from. None of them acted out of the ordinary after I had found it. I believe only half of them are still laying though. They are getting older, so no shocker really.

DirtDoctor
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Post Re: Ewww! Have you ever seen a "lash"? <Graphic Pics, if youre curious>
on: November 27, 2011, 18:25

So that is what that is, We found one the same way, Collecting at night. and found it by hand. We ended up cutting it open to find out what it was... no nasty smell, but the thing was solid thru and thru. We too have some old girls that we keep around.

Thanks for the photos

1acrefarm
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Post Re: Ewww! Have you ever seen a "lash"? <Graphic Pics, if youre curious>
on: December 8, 2011, 23:35

Had one of those. Surprisingly that hen still occasionally lays.

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