Sick black australorp

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dandb, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. dandb

    dandb New Egg

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    ne of our black Australorps- 6 months old - has been walking with her tail down for about two weeks and is just moving around slowly. We are having a high incidence of double yoked eggs (quite large for the breed). We have increased calcium and checked for egg binding (gave her a warm bath and tried to see if anything would move). She is eating and laying- she just seems very heavy and uncomfortable. Any thoughts? Thanks!!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    She may need to be wormed. Valbazen 1/2 ml given orally, then repeated in 10 days is an excellent deformed that gets all chicken worms. Double yolked and extra large eggs can be common in the high production breeds. Unfortunately, it can cause problems such as egg binding or prolapsed vent, and later on can cause internal laying or egg yolk peritonitis from damage to the reproductive tract. To check for egg binding, you can insert a gloved finger inside the vent 1-2 inches.
     

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