I think I have two (out of 8) that aren't laying yet, but I'm sure it's the little brown (asian black) that I have, who is smaller than the others that laid the soft shells. I have just managed to shut her in the coop on her own and after playing with the tablet, after a short while she swallowed it on her own. Shall I just give one to her for the next couple of days? It's hard for me to keep track of who lays what and when.
Ok thank you so much again! Im so sorry that I have so many questions! I just want to make sure I do everything correctly! Thank you so much!!Right now, your hen is behaving normally. The loud vocals are normally what we hear from a hen that feels acute pressure inside that she identifies as the need to lay an egg.
Where your hen departs from the normal is in having two eggs at the same time come down the oviduct. This is why you're going to give her one of those calcium citrate 600mg tablets each day until she has been laying just one normal egg per day, and not two.
If you do this, the calcium should reset her cycle so that she's only releasing one egg. Then she won't need the daily calcium after that.
Hi you guys ok so now I’m really worried again. I was giving her the medicine tonight and I unwrapped her from the towel set her down and she took two steps and then went to poop and water liquid shot out of her butt and it was a lot of it, there was maybe a tiny bit of liquid brown poop with it. Then she went walking around sneezing a ton- now I am set to go to the store Tuesday so I’m still giving her tums mixed with water in a syringe so perhaps I got some in her nose but I am most concerned with the poop incident. She also laid another soft shelled egg- it was not as soft as last time today but skipped laying yesterday. I thought that they only pooped liquid when they are over heated but it’s really cold out. It was not a cecal poop it was like almost pure watery clear liquid with a dash of brown. I’m concerned any advice or idea as to what’s going on?