Hi new member/owner in SC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lakotapoet, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. lakotapoet

    lakotapoet Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the opportunity to learn and discuss chickens...I love them! I have 3 hens and 1 rooster all a mix of Rhode Island Red and ?. I've had them for about 2 months and they are just about the age for laying. One hen started to nest and produced 1 egg that was almost instantly moved, cracked and broken. I did'nt see it happen but I removed the egg so not to encourage egg eating. The hen however is not doing well. She has been in a nest now for 3 days, moving from 1 to another, and has white poop? coming from her rear. I moved her out of the nest to see what was going on and she instantly ran to another nest...it didn't look like she could stand...just squatted down. She is breathing heavily probably from the stress of moving her but I am worried. Got any ideas? I added diotomacious earth to their feed for parasites...recommeded by someone who raises chickens otherwise I feed them layer from Tractor Supply and until now have been flourishing. Help!
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC!

    The thin shell is caused by low calcium (oyster shells should help with that). However, the squatting, heavy breathing, and moving from nest to nest is odd. Try posting this in Emergencies / Diseases / cures (AlianChick gave you the link).
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I agree, post in the Diseases forum for the best advice
     
  5. gabirder

    gabirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC. Sorry to hear about your girl's health problem.
     
  6. lakotapoet

    lakotapoet Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies...I posted in Diseases...as you suggested. Thanks again!
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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