HAS ANYBODY HAD AN INTERNAL LAYE LIVE?????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrsSmitho, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy,
    This has been quite the experience!!! We are new to chickens and so far we have had Fowl Pox, Coryza &/or CRD...and now one of my girls looks like an internal layer.

    I found her "trying" to lay late Tuesday evening, I thought she was dead actually, and her bum was covered in a mucky, nasty goo. Once I picked her up and moved her around, she could walk and acted more normal, but she kept going to her usual nesting spot.
    My laying girls are Leghorns and they have been laying only for 3 to 4 weeks.
    So, Wednesday morning I brought her in and gave her a soakie bath...she was very calm and it looked like she was in utopia. I cleaned her well and put her in a cage here in the house.
    She has passed a lot of watery yolk looking poo and last night some real poop came out.
    She isn't eating or drinking, but I have been making her do both every hour or so....no more than 1 or 2 cc of either food or vit water at a time, she isn't interisted in it at all. Oh, and her lovely comb is all flopped over.

    SO...is it possible she broke it close to the vent??

    Is she just going to waste away??

    Is she just backing the eggs up in there and will die painfully anyway???

    If I have to cull, I will open her up and look, but if there is a chance she can recoup...?????

    Anybody have one come around and be ok???

    Thanks all!!!

    Kim S
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    Sorry, I don't know much about internal layers but it sounds like your doing the right thing. You may have to give her 3-5 warm baths a day. The warm baths help her to relax and pass the egg(s). Is her belly soft or hard? Has she laid before this?
     
  3. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    morning,

    Yes, she has been laying for at least 2 to 4 weeks....

    Her belly is not either, but she loves when I massage her belly and tail area.

    As of a few min ago, there is more nasty and her poo is more liquid egg than not again. I wish there was a way to "turn" off the egg making magic so she could clean out [​IMG] Don't think that will happen though [​IMG]

    She does love the soaking, so I will try to continue them...hopefully she will get better, new to this one also [​IMG]

    For being such a skitzy breed of bird (all the Leghorns are not very tame or friendly, the Barred Rocks are another story [​IMG] ), they sure are sweet when they are sick or hurt!! Thank goodness! I don't think I could a skitzy bird in the sink to bath.

    Thanks and have a good day!!

    Kim
     
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    You can help her not lay an egg by keeping her in a dark place limiting the light she gets.
     
  5. MrsSmitho

    MrsSmitho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, cool, makes seance!!

    and here I was making sure she has a good window view so she doesn't stress!! But that makes way more seance.
    I know she must like after bath also, I wrap her in a towel and a blanket and let her nap beside me, she doesn't make a peep or a move!!

    Thank you!!
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