Little lady acting sickly with broken, unformed egg. HELP!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RVA_Chicken_Lady, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. RVA_Chicken_Lady

    RVA_Chicken_Lady New Egg

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    My Golden Sexlink, who is usually in perfect health, has discharge that appears to be a broken, VERY soft egg. She is acting very sickly, will not eat, and seems in a lot of discomfort. I have read in the past that chickens will sometimes, in their youth, lay soft eggs, and that it isn't a big deal. But there's something definitely going on with Patsy that says otherwise. WHAT SHOULD I DO! Any advice would be incredibly appreciated! Many thanks!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Does she have broken egg actually on her vent? There are numerous threads on here about egg bound and internal laying. Look up above on the google search. Many chickens do lay soft shelless eggs, but broken egg inside of her can lead to peritonitis and death. You may need to lubricate a gloved finger, feel around in her vent to remove any remaining contents of the egg. Putting her bottom down in a warm bath for 20 minutes will sometimes dislodge an egg. Many internal or eggbound chickens will frequently do it again later. Hope she does okay.
     

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