A chicken named Myrtle recently had an emergency hysterectomy to remove 11 eggs that were stuck inside of her.
“She was egg bound,” says Ellie Laks, the founder of a California animal sanctuary called The Gentle Barn, “not able to push the eggs out.”
Myrtle’s condition was discovered about two weeks ago during a monthly exam, during which The Gentle Barn’s flock of some 45 middle-aged chickens are inspected to make sure that they aren’t suffering from any of the conditions that can befall a bird who wasn’t bred to reach four or five years of age.
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Source: Huffington Post Green