Hen with messy tail feathers and quite large thin shelled eggs. What to do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RuidosoChicas, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. RuidosoChicas

    RuidosoChicas New Egg

    Feb 4, 2013
    I have 14 hens, all under one year. All laying good. I have one Barred rock that has messy tail feathers and always lays large thin shelled eggs, occasionally a soft egg. One hen out of 14.

    Does she have a digestive problem, need medication.

    they have plenty to eat. Layena, scratch, grit, oyster shell, and cat food. (extra protein), they have been confined this winter.
  2. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2007
    St.Charles, QC
    Could be worms or lice, mites weakening her. She may just need time to adjust her body to laying.

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