Hen-Layed a strange yolk-like thing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by beckyjo, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. beckyjo

    beckyjo Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 19, 2011
    I have a flock of 11 hens and a Cochin Rooster. About 4 days ago, when I opened the coop in the morning, one of the hens basically stumbled down the ramp and had a hard time getting up. When I let them out of their pen to free-range, she waddled like a pregnant woman very slowly to get to the crumbles that I scattered in the grass. She is a 1 1/2 year old Black Star. She does not make any noises like she is in pain. She let me pick her up, which she normally wouldn't do and I noticed that her breast bone is really sticking out and she seems VERY thin, except for her bottom area between her legs which was pretty big and warm feeling compared to the rest of her. Her comb is a light pink. Eery morning her crop is empty. The rest of my hens and rooster are fine, happily scampering around digging in the leaves for bugs. I brought her in 3 nights ago and have been feeding her yogurt, bread dipped in olive oil, her crumbles and live meal worms. My first thought was that she has worms because of the warm belly. So I gave her Wazine on Monday night. Her poop is watery at times, but also thick and white at other times (looks kind of like toothpaste). Last night I gave her a warm bath after reading on here and wondering if she could be egg bound...even though I couldn't necessarily feel any eggs in her belly. Tonight when I got home from work, there was the strangest thing in the bin that I am keeping her in. It looked like a hard boiled egg yolk, just more rubbery and dense. It was more tan in color though. It looked like she had pecked at it quite a bit. Any ideas on what this is??? Thanks!
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011
  2. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    sorry wrong place
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2011

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