- Apr 25, 2014
Hello! I am pretty new to raising chickens. We got our first hens last November and I have fallen in love with them. Recently my sweetest girl, Lovey, came down with an infection, possibly egg yolk peritonitis. She is only about 7 months old and was laying fine for about a month before this happened. I took her to the vet and he put her on Baytril. She made a quick recovery and I was so happy until she started returning to the coop to lay but there were no eggs left behind. I took her to the vet again yesterday who told me there was no hard shelled egg inside but everything is still swollen. They suspect a tear in the oviduct which is causing her to drop soft eggs into her abdomen. It was suggested to try hormone treatments to stop her from producing, but this is only a temporary fix. There is also the option of spaying her but vet said its very expensive. I'm wondering if anyone has tried these treatments with any success, or no success? I'm trying to build a strong case to present to husband so I can save my sweet Lovey. Thank you for your help!