- Oct 31, 2012
I have a 5 month old hen that has been laying very soft eggs recently and had some diarrhea, otherwise has been acting fine. She was eating, drinking, roaming around and seemed quite normal, Prior to the soft eggs she has been laying normal eggs for about three weeks. Tonight she seemed lethargic, feathers fluffed up, eyes dull and generally not well. I was holding her and massaging her belly and petting her and she suddenly laid one of the soft, squishy eggs in my lap. Now she is perched and is contracting like she is trying to get something out and she is dripping a clear fluid. A pretty consistent drip about every 30 seconds. Any ideas what is going on? Or what I can do to help her?