If a chicken is internally laying can she still lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 5lovelyhens, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. 5lovelyhens

    5lovelyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering. if a chicken is internally laying, is it possible for her to lay eggs?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's a tough question.
    In My Opinion, I would have to say yes. Internal laying is where the egg or yolk does not go through the oviduct (for whatever reason) and is deposited into the abdomen. That's not to say the next one won't go through correctly. Could be a one time thing or become a severe problem, time would tell.
    That said, is your hen showing any symptoms that makes you think that she an internal laying problem?What signs/symptoms are you seeing?

    http://scoopfromthecoop.nutrenaworld.com/tag/laying-issues/
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/p...productive_system/internal_layer_poultry.html
     
  3. 5lovelyhens

    5lovelyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, she goes through phases. Around December 15th, 2015, she was acting sick and pooed egg white. I took her to the vet, and he said she was just taking a break from laying. She felt better after a few days of living inside. About a month later, she layed about 6 great eggs, then one super soft-shelled, then stopped for another month. Then she layed 2 eggs, and now, she stopped again. Every now and the , she goes through days where she doesn't move much, isn't too interested in food (she eats a little though) and closed her eyes a bit. Then the next day, she's normal. Maybe she's having chicken-nightmares. I just don't know what's going on! Hahah
     
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    5lovelyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are her only symptoms as of right now
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What type of food/treats do you give her?
    Do you offer oyster shell free choice?
    How old is she?
    It sounds like it could be the beginning of some type of laying issue(s) which are outlined in the links I provided.
     
  6. 5lovelyhens

    5lovelyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give her layena pellets, and she does have oyster shells. We give them leftovers sometimes too. She's 1 1/2
     

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