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Author:  Chicken Girl [ Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:01 am ]
Post subject:  6cm egg shell removed from vent

Greetings

Fleck appeared to have developed a problem the last day or two – lethargic, walking like penguin and slightly off her food. Her vent was also constantly contracting in and out.

A bath in Epsom salts revealed a feeling of fullness in her abdomen when palpated. After 30 minutes I dried her off and applied 20 ml of bran oil into her vent (gently).

10 minutes later she released a rather long semi-fluid dropping.

I then noticed something sticking out of her vent. Recapturing Fleck I removed a 6 cm long piece of semi-hard shell. The shell, which was folded appeared to have been caught in her vent.

Hopefully this is the only problem.

Should I be concerned about the remainder of the shell (if there is any) and internal infection ??

Thanks, Chicken-girl

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Author:  andrewschookz [ Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:58 pm ]
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Looks like bacon conf665

Author:  Chicken Girl [ Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:21 am ]
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Greetings

Fleck became very lethargic and off her food so I took her to the VET. I was concerned that she may have the beginning symptoms of peritonitis - this occurs when an egg breaks and the yolk sinks into the abdominal cavity and slowly rots. The shell may or may not be discharged.

Good news is that everything appears OK. Fleck must have passed the yolk when the shell broke..

As for being off her food - it appears that Fleck may in pre-moult and it's not unusual for hens to go off their food at this time.

Observation only :)

Best, Chicken-Girl

Author:  Raf [ Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:08 pm ]
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congt334 on her health




Raf

Author:  Chicken Girl [ Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:29 am ]
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Thanks Raf [icon_hen!

Best, CG

Author:  Cackles [ Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:56 pm ]
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andrewschookz wrote:
Looks like bacon conf665

It does sidesplit.gif sidesplit.gif sidesplit.gif sidesplit.gif

Author:  jp [ Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:44 pm ]
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That would kill me [smilie=a_holycrap.gif]

Author:  Caladenia Cottage [ Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:55 pm ]
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jp wrote:
That would kill me [smilie=a_holycrap.gif]

Gosh I hope not JP [smilie=a_holycrap.gif]

Author:  HennyPenny [ Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:56 pm ]
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That's so yucky

Author:  caladenia [ Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:44 pm ]
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andrewschookz wrote:
Looks like bacon conf665

Yes sidesplit.gif sidesplit.gif sidesplit.gif sidesplit.gif sidesplit.gif sidesplit.gif

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