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One of my chickens seems sick today. She is just under 6 months old and we think she was laying up to about a week ago. The last egg was really, really small. This morning she was just standing around and her comb is extemely pale. Any ideas?

-- Jackie (, September 16, 2002


Check her for prolapse. Look at her vent thoroughly. She could have an egg impacted. If so, you may be able to extract it by lubricating her well and pulling it out. You don't want to break it inside as that could harm her.

Another possibility is that she needs grit. Check her crop to see if it is full, massage it and give her grit to get that stuff churned up.

Good luck with her.

-- (, September 17, 2002.

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