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

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    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.

    Dan
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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