Two shell-less egg in one week..?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mylittlechickpea, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    What type of bird , age and weight?

    White Leghorn, about 15 months, unsure of her weight

    What is the behavior, exactly.

    She's laying funky eggs! No shells!

    How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?

    About a week-ish, maybe a week and a half. She laid one last week and then another one yesterday.

    Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

    Nope, I've checked out several times. Nothing

    What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.

    I cannot think of anything.

    What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.

    She's eating pellets (Purina-Layena, veggie pellets), grass, little bit a scratch here and there, and my husband gives her meat scraps a couple times a week.

    How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.

    It kind of looks like her pellets aren't being digested properly. He poo is lumpy and pellet shaped, although it's still normal (fer her) green, and has a cap on it. Just lumpy. I'll take a pic next time I go outside.

    What has been the treatment you have administered so far?

    I went out and bought some oyster shell, she seems totally disinterested in.. Although, now that her poo is looking weird funky, I am thinking I should go out and get some grit, do you think that might help?

    Any ideas? She seems perfectly fine up until the weird egg days, she's all lethargic and doesn't care about anything, doesn't eat, but as soon as the egg comes out she goes back to normal. Except her poo. So I'm thinking I ought to go get some grit and see if that helps her. I gave her some elctrolytes in her water, she's perky and alert today.
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    I would make sure the hens always have access to grit (helps digest food) and oyster shell (helps with eggshell formation).

    Something is inhibiting her body's ability to make eggshells.

    I would up her nutrition level to try to help whatever is going on. Get some Avia Charge 2000 and put a little in their water everyday (can order on line - mix in water to light iced tea color).

    The green poo may mean she's not eating enough.

    Not sure what's going on here but watch her closely and report any little thing that could be informative.

  3. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    Reno, Nevada
    This could be worms as well, if she has round worms then she might lay no shell eggs. Perhaps de-worming her and give her 1 minute oatmeal soaked in buttermilk. The buttermilk will give her pro-biotics to help her with the bile she's pooping out.

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