Sick chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jessicaroo, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. jessicaroo

    jessicaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 16 chickens, different breeds: brahmas, buff orps, barred rocks, partridge rocks. They are 6 months old and about a month ago most all of them started laying eggs. They were producing 5-10 eggs a day for a week or so and then all of a sudden they went down to 2 eggs every other day. On one occasion I had a soft shelled egg and they are it. Another time an egg got trampled and broken and they ate it. I can see they are pecking their eggs a lot still by the marks on them. But yesterday and today I found the below messes in their boxes. I don't see blood or egg shell so I'm not sure what's going on. Everyone's eating and popping and drinking. I've been giving them ACV in their water and oyster shell. Any ideas? [​IMG]
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    Those are golf balls to help prevent pecking eggs
    Any ideas would be appreciated!!!
     
  2. iheartnh

    iheartnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that dark spot in the top picture wetness? That's a LOT of liquid.
     
  3. jessicaroo

    jessicaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, all wet in the sand they lay in.... Why would that happen?
     
  4. jessicaroo

    jessicaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They haven't laid eggs today, only one yesterday. Anyone have thoughts on this?
     
  5. iheartnh

    iheartnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    iheartnh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope someone can give you some advice! How are they acting?
     
  7. jessicaroo

    jessicaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all seem totally normal. But one of my barred rocks has a mess on her behind, really wet and yellow slimy/crusty on her tail feathers...
    Thanks for the link iheartnh!
    Btw, I'm assuming you are in NH? I grew up in Laconia ;)
     
  8. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By description,sounds like vent gleet.
     
  9. jessicaroo

    jessicaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I am going to treat them for that... I think that's the best dx for their symptoms. I hope I'm right. Thanks again!
     
  10. Lily1558

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    You put shavings or straw in the egg box not sand? If you put a lot of straw or shavings the eggs might not crack![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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