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Originally Posted by moms3cuties View Post


I need help now my White Leghorn seems like she's egg bound and has been laying chalice eggs just with the insides of the eggs on the ground and she drops them anywhere. She's gone to lay but she hasn't made anything in the last few weeks except the one day she drop some liquid that would be the inside of the egg on the ground. She can still push out like clear fluid and yellow fluid of what would be inside the egg out of her vent but she's very full and on the side of lethargic not moving around much. Please advise

I think your hen could be suffering from egg yolk peritonitis from your description. A vet could diagnose it, but most of us don't know for sure until the hen dies and we do a necropsy. Antibiotics such as enrofloxacin (available online,) Gallimycin (erythromycin) or procaine penicillin G injections may help with infection and extend her life, but she may continue to be ill from this later on. Liver failure and ascites (fluid collecting in the abdomen) can be common with EYP. Here is a link for enrofloxacin and some info to read on EYP:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/959119/baytril-enrofloxacin-sources

http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx

http://scoopfromthecoop.nutrenaworld.com/tag/laying-issues/

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/526089/egg-yolk-peritonitis

post #22 of 22
Thank you! I'll start reading about this now as we've begun to hydrate her and give her some calcium aka tums and will be giving a warm bath to help her try to pass some of it as well until we can get some medicine.
I'm unable to afford a vet at this time and really wish I could. I have quite a few friends there naturopathic physicians and I will chat with them a bit as to those that have had animals.
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....... Enjoying the Blessings of growing my own food and raising my own chickens with my family! Learning to live off my land is exciting! .....Thank you Lord for providing! ......Thankful to know what goes info my food!
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