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#103644 - 04/29/12 03:26 PM Sick chicken after difficult laying
setapike Offline
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Registered: 04/29/12
Posts: 6
Loc: NY
I have a hen that had difficulty laying an egg a few days ago, and then laid a rather unusual egg. She has been unwell since, and now appears to have diarrhea. I can't feel another egg trying to get out. Any suggestions?

Thank you

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#103645 - 04/29/12 04:17 PM Re: Sick chicken after difficult laying [Re: setapike]
Maria Ricardo Offline
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Registered: 03/26/05
Posts: 434
Loc: Hawaii
Keep her isolated, warm and with food and water available. She may recover.

If she doesn't make it, glove up and open her to see what the problem was.

Let us know how it turns out. Good Luck!

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#103648 - 04/29/12 06:21 PM Re: Sick chicken after difficult laying [Re: Maria Ricardo]
setapike Offline
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Registered: 04/29/12
Posts: 6
Loc: NY
thank you!

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#103651 - 04/29/12 11:24 PM Re: Sick chicken after difficult laying [Re: setapike]
Foehn Offline
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Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
Soft shelled eggs, and very large eggs can make a hen feel off colour for a few days. The hen may need some quiet time to recover. Maria's advice is good.

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#103696 - 05/06/12 04:44 AM Re: Sick chicken after difficult laying [Re: Foehn]
setapike Offline
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Registered: 04/29/12
Posts: 6
Loc: NY
Thanks! after being in and out for several days, she is now 100 percent again. I didn't think she would make it.

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#103749 - 05/13/12 03:58 AM Re: Sick chicken after difficult laying [Re: setapike]
BarnevelderBoy Offline
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Registered: 05/13/12
Posts: 1
Loc: Philippines
Wow..! She made it..?
That really is great!
Congrats on that.. smile

My sick chicken was not able to make it..
I lost 3 of them not long ago.. frown


Edited by Foehn (05/13/12 10:44 PM)

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