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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ThePRfan, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Songster

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    1 of my hens I suppose had a hard time laying.So she either broke the egg or she layed a Egg sack.Yes,it was a egg sack.It made her look like she had a tail.I grabbed a stick and pulled it out.This injured her cause she sorta made some noise as it came out.Should I be consirnd?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    You did the right thing to remove it. It happens fairly often, but since she has had an egg break inside, I would make sure that she gets plenty of vitamin D3 and calcium in her diet. Layer feed provides most of the calcium, but crushed oyster shell or crushed egg shells can be placed in a separate feeder for them to eat as they need it. Hens who have eggs breaking inside can possibly later develop egg yolk peritonitis.
     

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