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Yolk outside of shell, shell inside hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lfoose, May 1, 2008.

  1. lfoose

    lfoose Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Medina, OH

    I am sorry but I feel likie my computer is about to crash because it is running verrrrrry slow so I haven't looked up this problem beforehand.

    I noticed today that the hens all ran to one spot in the coop so I went to investigate. They were eating what looked like raw egg. Our hen Bonnie was there, with a yolk soaked tush. So I brought her in and saw that the egg shell-very soft obviously- was still in her vent. I took it out and I also noticed it seemed like her balance was a bit off, tipping forward and droopy tail. She is congested. Clumps of yellow mucus? I guess around her nostils. What ever it is, it looks different than the mucus I have seen before.

    This is also the bird that I had to treat with Cocci a while back.

    I haven't seen her poo today and she doesn't seem to have lost weight.

    Please advise.
    Last edited: May 1, 2008
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    [​IMG] Could the yellow around her nostrils be yolk?

    I had a hen lay an egg a few weeks ago without the shell... I didn't know WHAT to do for her so I just kept my eye on her, for days she sat around looking really unhappy - and slowly she started moving around more and eating fine etc...
    She laid another egg about 4 days later - and hasn't looked back since!

    GOod luck I hope your girl is ok!

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