Hi there, I have a 3 backyard chickens here in Melbourne, Australia. Recently, one had presented with symptoms of being sick (disorientated, panting, looked off) and has been laying soft shell eggs for quiet some time. Upon a visit to the vet, a blood test was done and it was found the chicken had 3 times the normal levels of calcium in her blood. However, the calcium was not getting to where it needed to be (creating firm shelled eggs). Vet has advised to do x-ray and surgery to stop her reproductive system. This is a very costly exercise. Does any one have any insight / advice on how to treat this? or possible pills which could stop the reproductive system instead of surgery? Would be hugely appreciated !!