Help! Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gwchickenbutt, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. gwchickenbutt

    gwchickenbutt New Egg

    Oct 13, 2012
    Eureka, CA
    Hi all,
    My boyfriend mentioned that there was a bit of yolky stuff in the nesting box today, but no egg. Our RIR is ~6 months old and has laid her first 8 eggs (yay! eggs!) in the last 9 days. I just went out to check out the yolky stuff on the wall of the nesting box (she was roosting at the time as it was 9 pm) and I found that she had passed a soft egg onto the floor of the coop, and a lot of runny whitish poo. Is this normal, should I do anything in particular, or should I bring her to a vet? I've just read many posts in the last few minutes, and I'm definitely going to get her some grit with oyster shells tomorrow. She has been eating layers feed for ~ a month.
    Thanks for the help!
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    If it's not nutritional, it could be the greens ( use LA-200-1cc in the breast muscle and 1cc down the throat morning and night for 3-5 days), or you can give Tetracycline caps morning and evening for 3-5 days. I'm having shell less eggs excreted by one of my 2 year old Barred Rocks right now and believe it is a genetic problem. At worst it could be Salmonella which many people use LS-50 at 1/2 teaspoon per gallon of water for 5 days. White diarrhea is the only reason I mentioned salmonella. Not trying to cause worry. Just trying to help. Salmonella can be gotten rid of easily with a good disinfectant like Oxine or Biophene, and good housekeeping . When I use a medicine or antibiotic, and don't see results in a couple days, I know I'm using the wrong one.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013

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