Help! Australorp stopped laying.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luvliebee, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. luvliebee

    luvliebee Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a year old Astralorp, Ethel. She was this age when we bought her. She was laying fine for the first few days and then she stopped. She never roosted unless we put her up there. Her vent got messy so we cleaned her a couple of times. It was yellow and runny.

    Also described here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/912771/yellow-goopy-poop

    Recently she has become slow and pale. She stands in a vulture like stance and looks as though she can't hold her own wings in tight. We separated her and suspect vent gleet. She is still eating (very little unless it is a raw veggie or fruit) and drinking water. WE gave her Epsom salt yesterday.

    We are just lost and do not want to lose our chicken.

    Any advice?

    Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2014
  2. chickencreek

    chickencreek Out Of The Brooder

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    this is the third time ive herd this today it might be a broken egg in the chicken get it looked at by a vet if your desperate
     
  3. luvliebee

    luvliebee Out Of The Brooder

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    Does something like that last over a week though? It has been almost two weeks....
     
  4. chickencreek

    chickencreek Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know how long it last but ive only heard of it lasting for 4 or 5 days
     
  5. luvliebee

    luvliebee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the information.

    We lost Ethel last night.

    RIP Ethel 8/12/2014
     
  6. mmclaughlin

    mmclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so sorry for the loss of Ethel :(
    did you figure out why?
    I also have a hen that acts like Ethel did I have done what you did to help her..
    she has good days and off days can't figure her out at all :(
     
  7. luvliebee

    luvliebee Out Of The Brooder

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    We think she just got too weak to get better. She couldn't hold her wings in or stand for very long.
     

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