Originally Posted by MyHaven
Sorry AB, I did not hear your distress call.
How is she now.
My Silkie has done the same thing. She laid one shelless - nearly all yolk and another very thin egg while on the roost. I do not know when but she was not hopping down off the perch every day and was quite lethargic I was really getting quite worried but she came good to lay her normal twelve eggs and go clucky again. The world of chooks was back in balance. My maran went off colour last week too - even more lethargic and stayed plopped on the ground all day. I got her drinking and then eating eventually - I am putting that down to the heat as well.
Now Cagney the Barny is clucky and it's too hot to lock her up. She really feels the heat.
Hi MyHaven ... Thanks for your enquiry.
Mindy has improved .... and is gadding about her run and free range like nothing happened. I am almost sure now it was the terrific thunderstorm, sudden change in weather and the rain that caused her to drop the shell-less egg. She's eating well etc. and appears to have stopped shedding feathers ?? So it might have been a mini-moult ? because of the excessive heat we'd had. I am hoping she begins to lay properly again soon. I am not nearly as worried now as I was, thanks to all who answered my panic button push. !
Chooks are difficult to figure at times. Do hope your Maran, Silkie and Barney remain in good health - albeit a bit all over the place with the heat, and their broodiness. Heat does take it out of a chook - have heard that many times here, and elsewhere. Did a lot of spraying of the leaves overhead during the worst heat - and sprayed heavily on top of their coops ... to keep them a bit cooler.
Cheers ..... AB.