I have a Buff Rock hen that just turned 2. For the past two or three weeks she has been laying 2 eggs at a time, but they are poor quality. One is chalky and rough and the other is thin shelled or just a membrane.
I am worried because this time last year (March) I had a Buff Orpington that had just turned 2 and was doing the same thing; 2 eggs at a time, one chalky and the other thin shelled/membrane. She seemed healthy and fine otherwise, but as the months progressed she stopped laying all together and dropped a lot of weight. Despite my research and a trip to the vet, I couldn't figure out what was happening to her and she ended up dying in October. I felt awful not knowing how to help her. Now my BR is showing the same beginning symptoms my BO showed and I'm really worried. I'm hoping someone could tell me what this is and why it's happening??
I want to nip this in the bud as fast as I can because I do NOT want my poor BR going through the same thing :( Could it be Fatty Liver Hemorrhagic Syndrome? I try to be careful on what I feed them. They are only getting layer feed now that it is warm and they have about 1,500 square feet to run around in. And when they free range they have to go up and down hills, so they get a fair amount of exercise. Help please!!
Edited by Sparkleyhead - 3/11/16 at 3:58pm