hen layed a mixture of poop and egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chick-e-chick, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. chick-e-chick

    chick-e-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    She's fine now, but for a day was quite lethargic, then didn't lay for a day or two, then yesterday we found a poop that had like an egg yellow (very small) mixed in with it. She went back to laying a normal egg this morning, a bit of a thin shell, but ok.

    Any ideas why this would be?
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Sounds like just a glitch in the system. I'd just keep an eye on her for a few days.

    How old is she?
     
  3. chick-e-chick

    chick-e-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    she is still in her first year!

    i did think it just a glitch like you said,i will keep an eye on her, thank you for your reply.
     
  4. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Can you grind up some egg shel and feed it back to her? She sounds pretty low on calcium, which can cause eggs to break on the way out or to be laid with that strange thin shell. Supplement her, and the prob should fix itself.
     
  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should have oyster shells out for her to help with the calcium and make the shells stronger
     

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