Egg Yolk Peritonitis?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 3littlechickies, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. 3littlechickies

    3littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! [​IMG]

    I just heard about this yesterday and was wondering what it was. [​IMG] I read a couple threads of it and figured it out a little. So is it really not preventable or able to be cured? [​IMG]Is it common in chickens at certain ages? Or certain breeds of chickens? My chicks are almost two months old so they are not laying yet.

    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Some people have managed it, others have cured it by desexing the hen, and probably a few other methods. I had one hen with it who lived a long time, managed not cured, simply because I always fed them raw garlic, so she didn't infect. But in general it seems to be likely to be inherited and some breeds are more susceptible than others. There's a lot of random info floating around the forum on it. Best wishes.
     

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