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broken egg inside????? Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newduckie, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was cleaning out the chicken house today..... nasty job..... one hen that has just started laying didn't run like the others. I got closer and she was sort of flopping around. I picked her up and she has yellowish stuff coming out her rear end. Continually. She is pulsating her rear like she is in labor.. that is what it looks like. opening and closing in sort of a pulsating way. I layed her to the side so I could get her a bed ready in the infirmery and looked and a rooster was on her doing his thing.. now this really made me mad.. how rude. get her while she is down. I got her in a room by herself in a hay nest and gave her some yogurt and scrambled egg. She didnt really eat any or drink anything. I figure she is goig to die, but I will be darned if the rooster is going to be screwing her as she goes. sorry if this is to crude, but that really burned me. Is there anything I should do? This is a chicken that my hen hatched out last May, so she is about 7 months old
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Sounds like she might be an internal egg layer.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/se...ID:10&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=internal+egg+layer#1217

    The best thing you can do, IF that's the case, is isolate her, start tempting her to eat with berries, eggs, etc. and start antibiotic injections - Penicillin-G comes to mind, most feed stores carry it. Get needles and a syringe too. . There's a lot of help in the search area, some are in the above link. A internal egg can cause massive infection really fast.

    Good luck, I hope she makes it.

    Edit to add, cleaning out the coop shouldn't be so nasty. Maybe try another method of maintenance. Is weather a problem? Deep litter method works well for folks with long, hard winters.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2010
  3. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to mention that she can't walk at all.. her legs are sort of paralyzed acting.
     
  4. newduckie

    newduckie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also, about the cleaning... the chickens are in with the geese, ducks and guineas. they are free ranged and come in at night, but the coop is an old milk barn and it has four rooms. the biggest room has the water in it and it is wet.... everywhere. really nasty. the ducks and geese throw the water everywhere. the other rooms are not bad at all. that room wit;h the water, we use a hose and rinse it all down to the drain. just a nasty job. nests and hay and wood bedding chips in the other rooms.
     

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