Mystery Laying. Help?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hippie Chicks Mom, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR was acting lethargic and had diarrhea yesterday. Was not eating, just laying around, sleepy. During the night she passed an egg in 2 pieces, the shell which was soft and folded up and a very gelantinous egg with the consistency of a water balloon. Was she egg bound? I did try to palpate her abdomen in the morning when I saw she was not acting herself. I did not feel anything at the time. Any input would be of interest to me Thanks.
     
  2. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is she now? You might want to crush up a Tums and add a little water to make a paste and see if you can get her to eat it. She probably was egg bound, and I hope that she was able to expell all of the pieces. I would also give her some vitamins and electrolytes just to perk her up, and maybe keep her in a darkened area to disrupt the egglaying cycle. Good luck with your bird.
     
  3. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. She is doing better today, eating, drinking, preening. Thank you for your suggestions. I will try them!
     

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