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Sick brown hen, is she infectious and could others get the same..help please

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I am looking for some help as my vet is clueless as chickens are not his bag.

My sick chicken Dale Is a brown hen who is 3 to 3.5 years old, I've had her from when she was between 6 months to a year she has always been a sneezer when scratching but she did her first molt about this time last year and she has never been right since. She has rarely laid since her molt and about 3 months ago she laid a lash egg,,, didn't know what it was at the time, then about two weeks ago she laid a solid lash which when broken was just cold scrambled egg. Then three days ago she laid an egg, so I thought Things were better, then today one of the other chickens was running around with a hard boiled yolk, I think from Dale. I bathed her as her rear end was a bit poopy but she has a clean vent. As she dried off she laid what looked like intestine?? Pinkish in a thin white liquid. Now a couple of others have started the odd sneeze. Does anyone know what is going on? Or what I should do? I'm very upset as I have 7 of all different varieties and am worried about them all.

Thanks

Franjfl
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Howdy franjfl and Welcome to BYC

 

I am definitely not an expert when it comes to what ails chickens but I will see if I can help or at the least, my replying to you will bump your thread back up the queue and maybe bring it to the attention of someone more experienced.

 

Lash eggs are reported to be caused by an infection (bacterial or viral) that causes inflammation of the hen’s oviduct [Salpingitis].

 

The Chicken Chick has a very informative thread on this:

 

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/12/salpingitis-lash-eggs-in-backyard.html

 

Also, this poop chart may be of assistance:

 

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=17568.0

 

Regards

Teila

Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Bambrook Bantams; Home to Cilla, Dusty, LuLu, Blondie and Crystal

 

'There is No snooze button on a chicken who wants breakfast'

 

'Until One Has Loved An Animal, Part Of Their Soul Remains Unawakened'

 

My Chicken Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bambrook-bantams

 

Teila's Tales from the Coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1109051/teilas-tales-from-the-coop

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Thanks I think the poop from the pertinitis looks most like Dales 😕
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