Noodles is sick, once again.
I am quite sure she has egg yolk peritonitis.
She’s had 3 bouts of the same symptoms and hasn’t laid an egg in over 5 months. She became quite well over her winter molt, but as the days are lengthening and the laying cycle (should) once again begin, her symptoms re-appeared.
Tomorrow I will call the vet and find out the charge associated with doing the deed kindly. I am afraid I am just not able to do it manually. Having a broken hand and all. (cough).
Whilst googling EYP I came across this video.
It’s NOT for the squeamish.
Look away if you are not of stable tummy.
Good on you!
The whole EYP intrigues me. When she was first unwell, a colleague sent me some images of an autopsy done on a bird that had EYP.
Again – look away if you are squeamish – or had omelette for breakfast.
Here are the pictures and I’m glad for you that they don’t come with that unbearable smell:
I don’t understand that she could still live like that. She was eating and pooping and not pale at all. But very lethargic.
So there you have today’s anatomy lesson, and probably far more than you ever wanted to know about – of a hen.
In other news – how do you like your eggs – sunny side up? ;)