I have an isa brown hen that I bought three weeks ago. When I put her away in the coop the other day I noticed that she had quite a large abdomen and thought It could be swollen but it could be normal. She had not been laying for a while either which made me worry about egg peritonitis. Other than potential swelling there have be no other symptoms other than slightly watery poop.
The following day she layed a solid shelled normal egg. The shell was an off colour and almost had the normal brown colour but with a white circle around it? Maybe she is calcium deficient. I will break the egg when I do some cooking and see if there is a yolk in it.
Today she has layed a perfectly normal egg and I found her secret nest in the garden which makes me think that maybe she has been laying but something has been taking the eggs from the nesting spot I did not know about.
would a hen with peritonitis continue laying normal eggs?
I haven't had much experience with isa browns. she did come from a primary school that no longer wanted the chickens which leads me to think she may have been overfed with scraps etc. which have made her a bit overweight
I feel a bit silly but I keep thinking something isn't quite right