A chicken and a broken egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ty48fan, May 29, 2016.

  1. ty48fan

    ty48fan In the Brooder

    May 28, 2016
    Question. We have a chicken that seemed out of sorts on Saturday. She would normally lay her eggs early in the morning but over the past week she would lay later and later.. No egg was laid during the day on Friday. She must have laid it after 9pm but It was broken when we found it in the morning. She had yoke on her rear end so we gently washed it off of her. She's normally running around and runs up to the fence. Now She'll walk around for a little while stop and lay down. Shes quiet, sleeps a lot and keeps to herself. She looks depressed. If I walk up to her she gets up and moves away but lays back down when I leave her alone. We've had these chickens for two months and they have been fine. Anyone have any ideas? She is over a year and spends about 12 hours a day out of her coop in a fenced in grassy area. She Has access to her coop during those hours for food, water and her laying area. We live in TX and have had a crazy amount of rain/humidity but her coop is covered and area keeps pretty dry. Not sure if that has anything to do with it.
    Last edited: May 29, 2016

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