Something Strange & Scary is Wrong With Young Hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WVDan44, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. WVDan44

    WVDan44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Hello All
    One of my good Australorps laid an egg outside in the grass yesterday which isn't all that odd, but it was lying in a pool of something that looked just exactly like egg white. There was no yolk. Later in the afternoon, she went inside a small dog house and stayed there. I took her out after dark and put her up for the night. This morning I noticed her moving slower than usual and she went straight to the dog house again without eating or drinking and is still there. I did take her out for a short time to observe her and she definitely is not standing erect and alert. She is obviously sick, but I do not know what may be the problem. Could an egg have broken unside her and the shell stay in there? Anybody have a clue? Only thing I know to do is treat her with antibiotics.

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

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