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Cod liver oil preventing prolapsed oviduct?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bokbok, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Bokbok

    Bokbok In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2007
    A couple years ago a hen of mine squeezed out her own oviduct and the other chickens pulled it off her before I could figure out what had happened or what I should do, and sadly we had to put her down. Now I've come across information that says cod liver oil could prevent such a thing, especially for younger egg-layers whose body maturity maybe hadn't caught up with the bred in need to produce eggs. Has anyone used it?

  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    I was having problems with a hen laying a soft egg at night. I was told to give them a little cod liver oil to help get them in sync. Since i have been giving them a little cod liver oil occasionally I have not had any problems. The oil has vitamins a & d that are needed for production. I was also told that it would help prevent some egg laying disorders....

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