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Broken egg in hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenlittle2011, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. chickenlittle2011

    chickenlittle2011 Hatching

    Oct 2, 2011
    we have a hen that is not eating or drinking and is crouched in a corner all by her self this has gone on for a few days. it also seems she is draining from her back end. any ideas on how to correct this problem or help her feel better i am new to raising chickens and she is a very special chicken to us since she already has come back from a raccoon attack a year ago and would like her to get well.

  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I dont know but if she broke an egg inside of her your best option is to put her down huminely.
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Quote:You need to try to determine what is leaking. Is there any egg shell present? Is it hard or soft? If it seems to be egg related then you can do a warm water soak and up her calcium intake to see if that helps her get it on out. They like the warm water soak in a sink (I do mine in the sink) and a good blow dry or a nap in a towel on your lap. If, however, it is sticky and sweet but icky smelling it could be vent gleet. That will take a bit more intervention. Check and see and let us know what you find. Either way bring her inside and keep her in a quiet darkish area. Don't put her down. This isn't always the end of the hen. She may be having calcium issues or absorption issues. One of mine lays soft shell eggs and they sometimes bust inside if I don't feed her crushed up shells or cheese for extra calcium. She won't touch oyster shell.

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