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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cochin gal, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. cochin gal

    cochin gal In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2007
    First off she is my dear pet and I love her dearly. I have a cochin hen that has high blood calcium and has been laying
    eggs without the shell. I have had her on liquid calcium for 3 weeks. She is now molting. Yesterday she layed another yolk and a blob that was the same color as her shells. So I assumed it was a soft shell. She hasnot lost any weight. She has had spells where she was not as perky as usual, but she has normal poop, no diarrhea.
    Has anyone had this happen? She is 4 years old and I don't want to loose her.

  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    How do you know that she has "high blood calcium" and exactly what are you giving her (and on what advice (source of) are you giving this?)
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    There is a medicine (don't recall the name) that can be prescribed that will prevent laying.
  4. cochin gal

    cochin gal In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2007
    I had labs drawn on her. Twice.
    The first time she was anemic, border line high WBC and high calcium.
    The vet thought maybe she could have a little inflamation from laying just the yolk. So He prescb. a broad spect. antibiotic, anti-inflam and liquid CA.
    We went throu a cousre of all of that and checked blood again. Anemia was gone,WBC were norm. The CA was still high but he said that it isnt that abnormal for it to be a little high with a hen that is laying. He and I were mostly worried about the spells of not feeling well. Not her usual perky self. The last 4-5days she has been back to her normal wonderful self then this happend.

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