Lost one!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pheasntpro, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. pheasntpro

    pheasntpro In the Brooder

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    Last night i noticed that my white leghorn was laying on the nest for awhile, and acting kind of different they are just shy 19 wks. I have been getting 2 eggs a day from 3 of them, and then every other day get 2 good ones and one soft jelly like one. Well went out this morning and she had passed away... do i need to worry about my other chickens. Thanks
     

  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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    So very sorry! Could it be that she was egg-bound?
     
  3. AV8RChick

    AV8RChick Chirping

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    I don't know that this is related to her passing but make sure you have some oyster shell available and I'd crush up a tums with some water and give it to the ones that are the likely culprits of the soft shelled eggs. I use an eye dropper to get that into them. I have experienced the soft shelled egg with my leghorns too. The tums (calcium) seems to rectify the problem in a hurry.
     
  4. pheasntpro

    pheasntpro In the Brooder

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    I do give them oyster shells plus they have calcium un their feed. I thought maybe she was having trouble with egg laying, so i guess I'll find out today if she's the one laying the jelly egg. I'll post tonight when i get home on them. Thanks for your replies
     

  5. pheasntpro

    pheasntpro In the Brooder

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    So my other hens are doing good and after I read about being egg bound and being new to this farming stuff I never thought of this. Boy I feel bad that it could've been prevented with alittle help. I guess I will watch closer to signs there giving me and ask for help on here. Thanks again for all your help and info....
     
  6. AV8RChick

    AV8RChick Chirping

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    It would be easier if they could talk. There are so many things that can go wrong with them. I recommend "Chicken Health for Dummies" if you are a reader. Of course, the folks on these boards are always helpful!
     

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