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Help! My SS has passed yolk out of vent.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nicole01, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    My 21 week old SS has not laid yet, but has been squatting and singing the egg song for over a week. This morning I saw thick yolk droppings on the floor. It is coming out of my SS. She has been pretty irritable the past two weeks, but I think it's because she needs to lay an egg. The SS is walking, eating, and drinking normal so far. I do give them oyster shell and I see her eat it frequently.

    What do I do? Do you think she broke an egg shell inside? Her belly feels normal.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:This isnt good news. The leftovers inside her can cause a bacterial infection and eventually overwhelm her. I'm not saying she is an internal layer since she just started laying, might be a "starting out malfunction" which would probably correct itself. I recommend flushing the inside of her vent using a vinegar/water mixture, like a douche...2 teaspoons of vinegar with one cup of warm water, use a large syringe and repeat for 3 days. It may or may not work. I did it to my Red Star and it worked. Good luck.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:This isnt good news. The leftovers inside her can cause a bacterial infection and eventually overwhelm her. I'm not saying she is an internal layer since she just started laying, might be a "starting out malfunction" which would probably correct itself. I recommend flushing the inside of her vent using a vinegar/water mixture, like a douche...2 teaspoons of vinegar with one cup of warm water, use a large syringe and repeat for 3 days. It may or may not work. I did it to my Red Star and it worked. Good luck.

    Thank you!
     
  4. MiddleChild

    MiddleChild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that laying shell-less eggs is not uncommon, and often happens when a young hen is getting the hang of laying. Chances are the white dribbled out later and you missed it. A couple of my Black Stars did this a few times, but it stopped with no intervention.
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I saw the white come out, but it was a thick solid white. I went back out in the run about 20 minutes later and found a light brown egg. I don't know if it was from the Sussex or my Easter egger? My SS has calmed down and quiet.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Fingers crossed!
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thank you.

    So far so good. She is acting totally normal so far. Tail up, eating, drinking, and mingling with her flock mates.
     

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