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post #1 of 9
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Hi, I have a waddling hen that looks egg bound or constipated...I did not feel an egg but idk.  She hesitates to jump from high places and this night she was sleeping outside until I saw her and put her in the coop like 15 minutes ago.  At like 1 o clock, earlier today, I was in the coop, hanging out, and Fire (the chicken), was under the ramp and HEAING WITH HER EYES HALF CLOSED!  WHAT AM I GOING TO DO!!!  I ALREADY PUT SOME WARM WATER AND "WASHED" HER, BUT SHE IS STILL WADDLING!  Please, this happened last year with another one of my hens and she passed away in the winter.  PLEASE HELP!!!


Edited by 11ChickenGirl11 - 9/26/15 at 3:51pm

14 chickens and a rooster :)

4 RIRs; Fire, Light, Ruby, and Golden

2 Australorps; Midnight, Shimmer

2 BPRs; Bullet, Gravel

2 EEs; Nutty, Crystal

3 BSLs; Rose, Lava, Tiny

1 CM; Rarity

1 Silkie Roo; Milky

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14 chickens and a rooster :)

4 RIRs; Fire, Light, Ruby, and Golden

2 Australorps; Midnight, Shimmer

2 BPRs; Bullet, Gravel

2 EEs; Nutty, Crystal

3 BSLs; Rose, Lava, Tiny

1 CM; Rarity

1 Silkie Roo; Milky

Reply
post #2 of 9
Does she feel squishy like a water balloon, like she's retaining fluid? What breed is she?
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Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.

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post #3 of 9
How long has she been waddling?
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
She is a production red and is five years old. Her abdomen/butt area is warm and tender. She has been waddling for about 2 weeks, maybe more. I'm going to bring her to the garage in the "ER" coop.

14 chickens and a rooster :)

4 RIRs; Fire, Light, Ruby, and Golden

2 Australorps; Midnight, Shimmer

2 BPRs; Bullet, Gravel

2 EEs; Nutty, Crystal

3 BSLs; Rose, Lava, Tiny

1 CM; Rarity

1 Silkie Roo; Milky

Reply

14 chickens and a rooster :)

4 RIRs; Fire, Light, Ruby, and Golden

2 Australorps; Midnight, Shimmer

2 BPRs; Bullet, Gravel

2 EEs; Nutty, Crystal

3 BSLs; Rose, Lava, Tiny

1 CM; Rarity

1 Silkie Roo; Milky

Reply
post #5 of 9
I seriously don't know if you can't feel an egg. It could be an internal layer problem, she could have ovarian cancer, ....? Maybe start her on an antibiotic, as it seems she might have some infection. Baytril is best. for seven to ten days.
Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.

Chief Seattle
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Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.

Chief Seattle
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post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
I jutted watched her poop like an hour ago and she did not have any signs of constipation. Other than being egg bound, is there any other health issue that can be like this? Maybe kidney problems? And I'm thinking of feeding her glycerin and applying it near her vent. Would that help if she is egg bound??

14 chickens and a rooster :)

4 RIRs; Fire, Light, Ruby, and Golden

2 Australorps; Midnight, Shimmer

2 BPRs; Bullet, Gravel

2 EEs; Nutty, Crystal

3 BSLs; Rose, Lava, Tiny

1 CM; Rarity

1 Silkie Roo; Milky

Reply

14 chickens and a rooster :)

4 RIRs; Fire, Light, Ruby, and Golden

2 Australorps; Midnight, Shimmer

2 BPRs; Bullet, Gravel

2 EEs; Nutty, Crystal

3 BSLs; Rose, Lava, Tiny

1 CM; Rarity

1 Silkie Roo; Milky

Reply
post #7 of 9
Google ascites in poultry.

-Kathy
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
I don't think that's it because I looked it up and a website said that it was a condition in broilers. This hen is a production red. I did an internal exam using some Vaseline and some latex gloves but I didn't feel anything or at least didn't check in the right place...help.

14 chickens and a rooster :)

4 RIRs; Fire, Light, Ruby, and Golden

2 Australorps; Midnight, Shimmer

2 BPRs; Bullet, Gravel

2 EEs; Nutty, Crystal

3 BSLs; Rose, Lava, Tiny

1 CM; Rarity

1 Silkie Roo; Milky

Reply

14 chickens and a rooster :)

4 RIRs; Fire, Light, Ruby, and Golden

2 Australorps; Midnight, Shimmer

2 BPRs; Bullet, Gravel

2 EEs; Nutty, Crystal

3 BSLs; Rose, Lava, Tiny

1 CM; Rarity

1 Silkie Roo; Milky

Reply
post #9 of 9
Ascites can occur in any breed, for a number of reasons. You can try draining her. It will help her feel better for a while. Or, take her to a vet, is your other option. If you want to try draining her, search on this site for ascites in poultry.
Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.

Chief Seattle
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Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.

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