My chicken fell out of her coop and might've broke an egg!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by austintl, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. austintl

    austintl New Egg

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    So last night she was going to her coop (shes a silkie and indoor) and she fell, we thought she broke something but she layed an egg and its soft with a weak shell. So maybe she has pieces of egg in her because shes weak and is starting to have more energy and eat but i dont know...
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.

    Do you have a photo of the egg?

    If it had a weak shell, hoepfully there are no pieces in her, the fall may have been stressful causing her to lay the egg prematurely before the shell was completely formed.

    Does she have any discharge from her vent?

    Offer some extra calcium you can give tums (just crush it up, they will usually just eat it) or you find liquid calcium at the feed store.
    You may also want to give some poultry vitamins. Give her normal feed with oyster shell free choice and monitor her.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
    https://poultrykeeper.com/egg-problems/soft-thin-or-missing-egg-shells/
     
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    austintl New Egg

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    She didnt have a discharge shes doing alot better, she can take a few steps and eat and drink. but she was breathing really weird but now shes a bit better except it looks like her stomach is swollen
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How old is she?
    Does she normally lay hard shelled, normal eggs, how often?
    Gently feel her abdomen, what does is feel like (hard, soft, fluid filled, etc.)?
    Explain "breathing really weird" - panting, gasping for breath, pumping her neck for breath, etc.
    Is she not able to walk - is she hunched up - standing - laying down - photos of her and how she stands/lays down may help.

    You can try giving her a soak in warm epsom salt bath, gently lubricate a gloved finger and put your finger in her vent about an inch and see if you feel an egg. Dry her off and keep her in a quiet, semi-dark area with food/water and see how she does.
     

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