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How I diagnosed my sick chicken...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jgervais, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. jgervais

    jgervais Chillin' With My Peeps

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    magnolia-1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was a beautiful hen. She was not just a chicken, she was a pet. I am sorry for you loss. [​IMG]
     
  3. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    So sorry you lost her. She was very beautiful. I too have lost hens to this disorder. [​IMG]
     
  4. jgervais

    jgervais Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.

    Is it a genetics thing that causes this? Im still confused on the conditions that a hen would lay a shell-less egg or an internal egg... Do you think she didn't have enough calcium?
     
  5. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    I think we're all trying to figure it out. I think genetics has a lot to do with it. I had hens and their female chicks all eventually die of it...but..they were all from the same place, meaning I got 2 hens from a farm, they had babies. Out of 8 hens from that "genetically linked family" 7 have died from internal laying or egg peritonitis.

    I don't breed the last living hen and have since gotten hens/eggs from other sources. I haven't had a single hen die of this disorder now.

    I do remember when I got the 1st two hens from that farm the lady was feeding them leftover goat feed...so lack of nutrition may have certainly contributed.

    Here's a good article on laying disorders..scroll down 1/3 way.
    http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article/PennysSurgery/PennysSurgery.html
     
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  6. jgervais

    jgervais Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a good link you sent... geeez the things we do for chickens!
     

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