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Egg yolk peritonitis, anyone?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CinnamonQueen12, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. CinnamonQueen12

    CinnamonQueen12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2011
    My chicken just passed away from egg yolk peritonitis. I was wondering about it. What causes it. After hours of research, I can't find out what causes it. Does anyone know? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Usually genetics if it is from hatchery stock. Or an impacted egg stuck up in the tract somewhere that it would calcified, making it miserable for the hen or fatty tissues.

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