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HELP!! Hasn't laid an egg, and mucus from the vent!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Break an Egg, May 15, 2010.

  1. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

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    Ok, I have an EE hen about a year old. Hasn't laid an egg for over a week, yesterday I found a litle thing that looked like it should have been an egg. It was mostly white but had some green to it, and looked like a busted water balloon. Today found what looked like a long stringy snot on the grass and checked the hen's backside. She had the same stuff on her rear. She seems like she is extra hungry but not interested in free ranging or sitting with the other chickens. What could this be??
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I would guess the egg you saw was a soft shelled one.. As far as the mucus though not sure.. Perhaps she is molting ???
     

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