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What the heck is going on with my girl???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jbudin2000, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. jbudin2000

    jbudin2000 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2016
    When June started laying eggs at about 6 months, she laid an egg a day for 21 days straight. The 22nd day she appeared to have gotten egg bound and with a bit of assistance the egg came out along with the "uterus" or cloaca. We pushed that back in ASAP and as gently as possible and she has been acting "normal" since. However, she has not laid an egg since.

    Twice she emitted what looked like a broken yoke. Today she laid a perfect, in tacked yoke but without a shell.
    Whats up???
    Will she ever lay again.

    Jodi in Miami
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Only time will tell. It sounds like she has something going on, such as internal laying or some damage in her oviduct. A prolapsed vent or laying too large of a egg can damage the cloaca, but it sounds like she has either become an internal layer or suffered damage to her shell gland. These things can be a common problem in hens. I have a hen who was injured badly by a dog a year ago. She had laid perfect large eggs since she was 6 months old, but after her bodily injuries healed and she started laying daily again, she has never laid an egg with a shell on it. Feeding a well balanced layer feed, offering extra calcium in free choice crushed oyster shell, and plenty of water is the best you can do.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
  3. jbudin2000

    jbudin2000 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2016
    What is an internal egg layer mean. Can a shell gland repair itself?
    Thank you for your informative response [​IMG][​IMG]

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