Really bloody shell- less eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sedy75, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Sedy75

    Sedy75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all,

    I have a one year old EE hen who after 179 beautiful blue eggs (yes I have kept track she one of three hens I have and they are my first) has all of a sudden started laying shell less eggs and they are really bloody. Today was the 4th one and it was really hard for her to pass. Every feather was puffed up and blood was dripping from her vent before the egg passed. and when it did it was a broken shell less and covered in thick mucusy blood. Gross I know sorry.

    I ready just don't know what to do for her. She is on layer feed, has oyster shell available at all times. I've given her milk and fresh kale from the garden. Her shells have never been very hard compared to my other two girls but she is a beautiful sweet bird and I hate to see her suffer.

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like she might have an inflammation of or an infection in the egg duct (salpingitis).
     
  3. Sedy75

    Sedy75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow ok I researched that and it doesn't sound good. So far she is happy after she has passed the egg. But before she is a mess and it seems to be taking her longer to the pass it. Doesn't even go into the nesting box anymore. Thanks for your thoughts.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry you have a sick girl - good luck with her.
     

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