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jswilliams430

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So something is really up and wrong with on of my chickens. I don’t know which one and it’s starting to freak me out. Can someone please tell me what this is?!?!?! I found in in a puddle of yolk and it’s hard and styrofoam like. And it’s really freaking me out!
 

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slordaz

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Thank you! And I’m eager to learn all I can.
How old are your hens? Anyone acting off? What breeds do you have?

If you can figure out which one it is, she may benefit from an epsom salt bath to comfort her, I know they are good for drawing infection out in us , but I think they have to be treated with antibiotic too
 
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Conan

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Here is a good link with excellent information.
I read this article when I dealt with this situation a few years ago. My girl was a three year old red sex link. I ended up babying her for awhile inside til she felt better. She retired and never laid again. She eventually succumbed to her disease, but lived well up until that point.

https://the-chicken-chick.com/salpingitis-lash-eggs-in-backyard/
 

azygous

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If this is in the very early stages, an antibiotic might help. I just treated an eight-year old hen for salpingitis with seven days of oral penicillin. I started her on the antibiotic the minute I saw the lump of pus in her poop. She stopped laying over a year ago, so I am not trying to salvage her egg laying career, just her life.

Most of the time, by the time you see a "lash egg", it's a foregone conclusion that the hen's egg laying days are over. It is a bacterial infection, though, so it's not an outrageous idea to treat it with an antibiotic.

You can get antibiotics here. https://pet-healthcare.revivalanimal.com/search?p=Q&ts=custom&w=fish antibiotics
 

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