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post #11 of 16
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What's unusual about her is she doesn't make a regular hen sound but more of low muffled whining which seems to mean she wants to be in the nesting box so I brought back out and that is where she headed off to.

 

This is her laying at the moment. I will see what comes out.

 

 

Her comb and wattles look good, like she is in lay. Is she eating, drinking, pooping and moving around ok?

I didn't ask, but I'm sure you use layer feed, do you offer oyster shell free choice as well?

She may also benefit (if you haven't done so) with some poultry vitamins in her water. Sometimes a chicken may have trouble absorbing/processing all the nutrients that their food has, so extra vitamins every once in while may be helpful.

post #12 of 16
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Is she eating, drinking, pooping and moving around ok?

I didn't ask, but I'm sure you use layer feed, do you offer oyster shell free choice as well?

 

 

Yes to all of those questions. She is a very happy bird, loves being around people and a very good eater.


Edited by chitownhens - 5/29/16 at 3:15am
post #13 of 16

I'm glad to hear she is eating well, etc.

I'm sort of at a loss...if she isn't being picked on, then maybe put her back with the other girls and see how she does?

Unfortunately it's a wait and see how it goes scenario, especially if it has to do with any type of glitch in laying.

post #14 of 16
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Yes I put back with the other girls she seems fine except for laying incomplete eggs which has been going on for about 2 weeks now. She was fine in the winter when she was recuperating inside so I will just have to keep an eye on her.

 

My wife just had her up on the deck and she laid the egg pictured below. Maybe it is a calcium issue. They do all have access to oyster shell and I saw her nibbling at it yesterday. I will try a separate water bottle for her with liquid calcium. But the eggs do appear to be getting better.

 

 

 

 


Edited by chitownhens - 5/29/16 at 6:44am
post #15 of 16

Liquid calcium may help. Looks like it's possibly she could benefit from some Vitamin D3 as well (if I understand correctly D3 helps in calcium absorption). Poultry Nutri-Drench contains the D3, you can add that to her water or direct dose her. I believe the amount is on the bottle. I would start with just a little and see if it helps before increasing the dosage.

She's trying isn't she, a tleast it looks like all of it came out which is good.

 

https://poultrykeeper.com/egg-problems/soft-thin-or-missing-egg-shells/

http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/16/thinshelled-eggs-and-shellless-eggs/

post #16 of 16
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Okay I will look for some Nutri-Dench and give it a try. 

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