just laid a partial rubbery egg...what do I do? X-POST

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Spinster_Sister, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Spinster_Sister

    Spinster_Sister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my Parsley didn't look good the past few hours so I brought her inside for warmth. I just checked on her and she laid an egg with a rubbery shell. she was eating the remanents of the egg shell, so I don't know how much she actually released. What do I do? I still have liquid baytril..should I start her on that now?? A warm bath now?? She is looking much better now, more lively....but I don't know what to do...advice please???

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    Last edited: Sep 14, 2011
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    I wouldn't do anything at this point. She's probably fine. Make sure she has some oyster shell to eat when she wants... may be a calcium deficiency.
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the last post.

    hens who are a bit unwell can often lay eggs without a solid shell, but usually it is something that does not recur. If the hen is otherwise ill she may need other treatment, but otherwise increase her calcium and vitamin D (needed for calcium absorption ) intake.
     

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