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Easter Egger with laying problems

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Islandcb, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Islandcb

    Islandcb Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 28 week old Easter Egger that has been laying for about 8 weeks.
    In those 8 weeks she has layed 4 or 5 rubber eggs, one double yolk egg, and can go 3 or 4 days without laying at all. During these no lay periods she doesn't look good!! She has watery poop, drinks a lot, and lays down on her side much of the day.
    My question is.. Is this normal. My Rhode Island Red & Black Australorp seem to be doing fine. They lay every or every other day like clockwork. Never a problem.
    Thanks for any advice ~ I'm new to raising chickens and appreciate any info. :)
     
  2. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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  3. Islandcb

    Islandcb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you RedDrgn, I ended up taking her to an avian vet, and she was diagnosed with peritonosis. After 24 hours on antibiotics she is doing much better!
    She is a favorite with the family and I would have hated to lose her!!
     

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