Soft shell eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smt1, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. smt1

    smt1 Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen keeps getting soft shell eggs, and i used to take her to the vet all the time then she was fine for about 5 months, but recently she always has an egg stuck inside her, so we visit the vet and he removes it. I increased her calcium in her water which is what the vet recommened but shes still feeling unwell, its been about a week but shes still not well, is there anything i can do to help stop having soft shell eggs? She has anothet vet appointment tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    What type of feed are you giving her? And do you provide oyster shell on the side 24/7?
     
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    I feed them farmgate layer pellets and i mix in the oyster shell with their food.
    Our trip to the vet was not a success as we didnt get to see the doctor we usually see, we saw someone else and she couldnt find an egg inside my Hillary so she gave antibiotics. But i rebooked another appointment for the following day asking to see our regular doctor and he confirmed that there was no egg stuck inside Hillary but from her yellow poop he said there is something wrong with her liver and he said to carry in with the antibiotics but also to get her some maggots, since that day i can say she is feeling much better but not completely 100% and she still has a bit of yellow poop.
    After our last vet appointment the doctor asked to see her in one week to see how she is doing, so that will be on thursday.
    Is there anything i can do to help with her liver? Anything i can feed her?
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, that's part of your problem...don't mix their layer feed with the oyster shell, give them their oyster shell 'on the side' next to their feed. Your girls will consume what they need on their own.
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    I see you are feeding pellets...do you girls like them? Mine sure didn't and I feed Purina Layena crumbles...they love them.

    You might also give them some hard-boiled eggs 1-2 times a week. Crumble them up, shell and all, really good...then stand back...your girls will go CRAZY for them!! [​IMG]
     
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    smt1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oooh thanks for the advice, i will add the oyster shells on the side separetly from tomorrow. They dont seem to mind the food, they eat it i guess.
    I used to give them there own egg shells but grinded down to almost powder like and mix it in their food. But i used to see that sometimes they would peck at the egg that one of them had layed. Then someone told me not to give them egg shell cause it made them eat their own eggs so i stopped that and instead i give them a bit of limestone flour cause the vet recommended it
     
  6. iwiw60

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    Limestone flour?? Yeeeew!! Sounds just awful!! [​IMG]
     

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