SICK HEN NOW BETTER BUT LAYED SMALL EGG!! HELP?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenman101, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey ok heres the deal i have a hen who has been sick, i have had her quarantined for 2 weeks. thankfully she is better now and i have put her back in with the rest of the flock. she hasnt laid an egg in two weeks. but today she laid one and it was really small unlike the ones she has laid in the past which are normal size. is this normal since she has been sick and this is the first one in a while she has laid. im pretty new at this so im just wondering? any help?
     
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  2. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. warhorse

    warhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you define "she was sick"? Is it possible she is going through a molt?
     
  4. jlmann

    jlmann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably normal . Just a side effect from the illness. Give her some time and make sure she gets plenty of laying mash , fresh water and oyster shell. I would definately keep a close eye on her until things return to normal. Good luck!
     
  5. chickenman101

    chickenman101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she had cocci and i finally nursed her back to health. shes fine now but when i seen the small egg i just woried
     
  6. Demeter

    Demeter Out Of The Brooder

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    Could it be a wind egg??
     
  7. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    I think it's just she's a bit weak because of the sickness. Or maybe she doesn't have enough calcium?

    My neighbour's hen wasn't sick, ate the same as the other chooks and she laid this tiny size of a pinhead egg. Sometimes I think they just need a break [​IMG]
     

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