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Haze



Joined: 24 May 2011
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 11 8:15 am    Post subject: Possible EYP? Reply with quote
    

Has anyone got any experience with EYP?

One of my girls had problems with a prolapsed vent over the winter but we were able to get her through that.

Since then she has had problems laying, going weeks on end without laying an egg, laying softies/thin shells/tiny eggs.

Yesterday she was peaky, wanting to stay in the hen shed all day.
When she came out she had a good long drink and a poop which was watery and had yellow bits in that looked like yolk.
She's still the same this morning. I've brought her into the house, given her a warm bath and syringed a mixture of olive oil & live yoghurt.

Would offering her tuna or fishy cat food help? I have read of this helping?

I'm 99% sure it's EYP but can't really find out much on the net to help her.

Any ideas please?

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19856
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 11 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I had to google this so cannot help. I expect someone on here will be able to though (when they wake up).

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 11 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'm not being funny, but there comes a time when you can be cruel by being kind.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 11 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Broken eggs? As Bodger says, sometimes you just need to do the right thing and cull.

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 11 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I am with them I'm afraid after reading a suggestion that every few months or so you drain the build up of fluids out of the hen.

How many hens do you have Haze?

Haze



Joined: 24 May 2011
Posts: 33
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 11 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thanks guys, I too have been thinking that it would be kinder to have her put down.
There's no way we could cull her ourselves, we just couldn't and I have a lot of respect for everyone that can.

She's going down hill fast now poor girl, cuddled up to the radiator

We've got four other hens, two of which we've only had a week. The other two are going to miss her as she's boss

Haze



Joined: 24 May 2011
Posts: 33
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 11 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

She's gone

Poor girl, only a year old

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 8870
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 11 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

sad - particularly if she was a pet to you.

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 11 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Haze wrote:
She's gone

Poor girl, only a year old


Sad for you.

kirstyfern



Joined: 03 Jan 2010
Posts: 1574
Location: Great Dunmow, Essex
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 11 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yes, lots of experience, I cull them, sorry.
Intensive antibiotics can help but IME I still end up culling after a few months...

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