1. Peepchirpquack

    Peepchirpquack Songster

    Mar 28, 2014
    Hi all, I recently posted a thread regarding my lethargic hen ( Quack ). She was walking very slowly if walking at all, her poops were runny and yellow, she had no appetite and she just seemed off. The next day she seemed much better, but we took her to the vet anyway. The vet said that it was hypocalcemia, and that it should go away if we gave her some oyster shell. We gave her some oyster shell but the next day she started chugging water like crazy. She was drinking so much water that when she pooped it consisted of nothing but water. After that day she seemed to come back to normal, but about 1-1/2 weeks later she pooped something strange. It was beige colored, rubbery, and when I cut it open it appeared to be layered. I researched it a bit and determined it was something called a lash egg. I read an article on the Chicken Chick blog that said that lash eggs are a result of something called salpingitis, a dangerous disease. But I also read on on other websites that a lash egg is not always dangerous. Anyways, a couple of days before Quack layed a lash egg, one of my other hens, Chirp, started acting lethargic. She had the same symptoms as Quack, except her symptoms lasted several days longer. It has been about a month and a half since Quack and Chirp were sick. Chirp has completely healed up and is now laying eggs again, but Quack still hasn't started laying again, which doesn't really surprise me since she is currently going through a molt. A couple of things that do concern me are that I have been seeing some unusual poops (watery, very pale,) and tonight I checked her crop when she was on her roost and it was completely empty. Should I be worried about her? Has anyone had experiences with lash eggs and salpingitis? Is salpingitis really dangerous? Thanks in advance:)
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Reproductive tract problems can appear as a blip in production or they can become chronic. The chronic situation (more common in high production birds) tends to be progressive and terminal in nature. Good luck with her.
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