chicken laid / had a broken egg

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chicken laid / had a broken egg
« on: April 01, 2011, 21:13 »
we have a girl - goldenline-  (approx 2 years old) who has been laying soft and shellless eggs for over a month now.  Today she looked as if she had a prolapse but there was part of the shell still inside her - we were able to easily remove the remainder of the shell and the prolapse has righted itself.
we have done all the normal things for soft eggs - vitamin d supplement in water, grit and oyster shell in feed but nohing has improved it - other two are laying very hard shelled eggs.
does anyone know what else we can do for her - is she likely to continue to have partial prolapses - as we are not always around in the day to tidy her up and remove any discomfort it may cause.
any suggestions greatfully received

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Re: chicken laid / had a broken egg
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 08:00 »
I had the same problem and brought my chook in for a nice bath in the sink to help get the residue of the egg out.

I give mine calcium and this helps but if she is at the end of her egg laying days then sometimes thats how they go.

Please dont tell anyone but i did not have any calcium so i ground up a rennie and gave it to her on half a cherry tomato for three days and this sorted her out.


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Re: chicken laid / had a broken egg
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 08:37 »
Please dont tell anyone but i did not have any calcium so i ground up a rennie and gave it to her on half a cherry tomato for three days and this sorted her out.


no need for coronation girls to tell anybody at all as we all know now  ;) :lol:
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: chicken laid / had a broken egg
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 12:30 »
oops well it was the only thing with calcium in i had in the cupboard. I am sure it did not do her any long term damage!!!! :blink:

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Re: chicken laid / had a broken egg
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 23:54 »
I'm intruiged!  What's a rennie?!
Please tell me soon as I'm imagining all kinds of things!  ???

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Re: chicken laid / had a broken egg
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 23:56 »
they are tablets for heartburn and indigestion  :)

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Re: chicken laid / had a broken egg
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 23:58 »
key ingredients are calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate.

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Re: chicken laid / had a broken egg
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2011, 00:09 »
Whew!  Thanks Joyfull.   I can rest easy now.  :closedeyes:

Re: chicken laid / had a broken egg
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 22:14 »
we have taken our girl to the vets today - as she has had a bit of rough weekend with a couple of prolapses - but the good news is that the vet says not to be overly worried, the prolapses should correct themselves and she should right herself if/when she has a good moult - which we have not had yet even though she is now 2 years old and has laid nearly every day for over 18 months - I just wish she would give herslef a break!



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