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can any one please help?
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Hi everyone,not been on here recently,I have a problem with one of my chooks and I am hoping you can help.She hasn`t been laying every day for a couple of weeks but she was looking healthy and happy, today she looks lethargic but drinking alot,she went in the laying box,sat there for about 40 minutes came out but she hadn`t laid an egg,checked her and she feels a little underweight and now she is just sitting in the run looking sorry for herself.Also it looks if she has got runny poos.Sorry for going on but I am just worried <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Confusedad:' /> Hope someone can give me some advise.
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#2
Sorry to hear about your girl. I'm sure some of the more experienced members will be along soon with some help.

Could she possibly be eggbound?
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#3
[quote name='pippin1381' date='03 July 2011 - 01:23 PM' timestamp='1309695816' post='237865']

Sorry to hear about your girl. I'm sure some of the more experienced members will be along soon with some help.

Could she possibly be eggbound?

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Thanx for your reply , she`s not egg bound felt all around , no abnormalities, put a warm cloth and masarged it everything seems to be ok not eating layers so have given her scrambled egg and yoghurt ,which she has eaten , hope she will be better in the morning
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#4
Hi free range.Im sorry to read one of your girls is under the weather.

Have you wormed them recently? what age and breed is she? are the others ok? Is her comb nice and red?
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#5
Hi, yes they have been wormed,she is a 2 year old warren, her comb is red.She used to be top hen but the other 2 have been picking on her lately.Came home from work today and she seems a little brighter and has layed a soft shelled egg, hopefully she is just having an off day <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':unsure:' /> thankyou for both replies :thumbup:Other hens are ok.
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#6
I think you will find she will pick up now she has got that out of her system. It's so much harder to pass a soft shelled egg. I would up her calcium and add in cod liver oil to her feed for a bit to give her the extra calcium she needs.
If they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love.
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#7
Thankyou I will do that what`s the best thing to give her ?

Just been sat in the run and when she eats she is keeping her beek open all the time
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#8
[quote name='free range' date='04 July 2011 - 03:47 PM' timestamp='1309790835' post='237939']

Thankyou I will do that what`s the best thing to give her ?

Just been sat in the run and when she eats she is keeping her beek open all the time

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I think she might be thirsty or just hot possibly. I give mine scrambled egg mixed with live yoghurt, crushed garlic and a bit of apple cider vinegar when they are poorly. Mix in a wee bit of sweetcorn too.
If they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love.
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#9
Have you listened to her chest if she is breathing with her beak open? It could be that she has a touch of roup/cold and needs some medication in her water.



Garlic is usually good or if you can get it Respite - but be warned the latter really smells awful, but it does work.
You've only got one life - live it!
squizzers
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#10
Hi,youve had lots of good advise above.Im glad she seems a little perkier today,hopefully now she has passed that shell less egg and eaten,she will feel better <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

Garlic in their water and natural yoghurt every so often can help keep good condition and stomachs.Make sure they have water,oyster shell and grit down all the time too.

Respite is great stuff for under the weather chooks,but as Squizzers said,it smells!!

Try not to give too many tit bits,as this may hinder egg production.
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#11
Just an update chook is so much better <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='*cheer*' /> thankyou for all of your advice <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/thanks2.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thanks:' />
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