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Sick hen/ poop looks like raw egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by judevie, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. judevie

    judevie New Egg

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    Good morning all! So, I have a young hen that appears sick. Yesterday, I noticed poop on an outside roost that looked like something you'd find in a Kleenex if you've ever suffered from a sinus infection, but no blood. Just mucusy and tannish yellow. After that, I watched the flock for a few minutes and it didn't take long to see who wasn't feeling well. My almost 1 year old easter egger, Isobel was moving slowly and just not herself. Later, I went out to check on her and she had gone inside to roost, 2 hours early. I tried to offer her a piece of bread soaked in olive oil, but she wouldn't eat. I left her alone last night, and this morning went back out to find her still on the roost while everyone else was outside already. I found 2 more areas of diarheas, directly below her roosting spot, that look like raw egg. She went back out with the others while I was out there. Also, when I picked her up yesterday, her crop was empty and she may be a bit thin. Right now, she is outside with the others, pecking and scratching, and acting somewhat normal. We have been finding soft shelled eggs (like broken balloons) below the roost for several weeks, I am pretty sure they are hers. Any ideas? :/
     
  2. judevie

    judevie New Egg

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    Ok, so I gave her an Epsom salt soak, dried her, and put her on a dog crate in our bathroom. I made her some scrambled egg and offered some bread pieces soaked in olive oil along with her regular layer feed and water....she won'the eat, just pecked at a piece of egg but didn't really eat any. Can anyone give advice?? I'm very worried.
     
  3. judevie

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    NYONE??? ANY HELP, SUGGESTIONS OR ADVICE WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED. I'm very worried here.....
     
  4. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not much help just a strong advocate for ACV in their water & FF (fermented feeding), I've found it a bit more work but the benefits are worth it. Try adding 1T to a gal of drinking water for your flock, it helps their digestion. You could try wetting her feed with some of that water. How old is she? One of my EE did a soft shell egg when she first started laying but been ok since. Do your hens have OS (oyster shells) & grit available? Hope someone peeps in with help...
     
  5. judevie

    judevie New Egg

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    Thank you. I will try that. She is 11 months old, started laying a little later than the rest but normal shelled light blue eggs at first. Then, in the last few weeks 3-4 rubbery eggs under the roost and an occasional normal egg. We offer oyster shell and grit.
     

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