What's wrong with Paddles?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jannakaye, May 16, 2016.

  1. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Muscovy hen just laid/pooped this. She just started laying a few months ago and at first the eggs were fine, but then she started laying jelly eggs. She stopped laying and now this has happened. She gets layena and cracked corn along with oyster shell.
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    Update: She just passed this
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    Last edited: May 16, 2016
  2. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help!
     
  3. Incukahlan

    Incukahlan Out Of The Brooder

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    I've seen this before with a client of mine. She had a chicken who was laying fine, then all of a sudden started doing this. There are a few different more common reasons that can cause it. Stress, whether being harassed by other animals, or even a thunderstorm, they can get scared and it throws their system out of whack. Not enough calcium or vitamin d. They need a proper balanced diet or they can't do what they need to do. Even if they have a good feed, and oyster shell, etc, if you are giving them too many treats, too much salt or sugar, this can also be a contributing factor. Those are the non health issue reasons. If it isn't any of those and it continues it may be a medical thing.
     
  4. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She seems to feel better after drinking antibiotic/vinegar/electrolyte water. I feel like it's lash egg (oviduct infection) which scares me to death! Thanks for the input!
     
  5. Incukahlan

    Incukahlan Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not a vet, but I don't see anything that resembles an infection, typically with lash egg it doesn't really resemble an egg, it's pus, egg pieces, and just lots of nasty stuff. This simply looks like a shell-less egg or very soft shelled egg, which doesn't usually signify infection. I would see what the next few look like. If they don't go back to normal soon I would re evaluate her diet, anything that could be stressing her out, etc.
     

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