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Hi, I have a six year old EE with a very swollen belly. She stopped laying about six months ago, but yesterday I noticed that she layed a egg. I was astonished! Today I noticed that she had a swollen abdomen, so I fed her some tums and gave her a hot soak. I don't know what to do next! This has happened to her before, and she mysteriously got better. Can I help her this time?
Edited by fluffita - 1/18/16 at 7:53pm
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Could be a number of conditions, especially at her age.

 

Here is a good link to read about some causes of swollen abdomens:

 

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/6-causes-of-chicken-swollen-abdomen.aspx

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Hi, I have a six year old EE with a very swollen belly. She stopped laying about six months ago, but yesterday I noticed that she layed a egg. I was astonished! Today I noticed that she had a swollen abdomen, so I fed her some tums and gave her a hot soak. I don't know what to do next! This has happened to her before, and she mysteriously got better. Can I help her this time?


Welcome to BYC! At six years old most hens may still be laying a few eggs a month or year depending on the chicken. Most chickens stop laying between 4-6 years old in my experience. I wonder what could be causing such problems.


Edited by Birdrain92 - 1/18/16 at 8:42pm
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Sorry I can't help out but I can say hi and welcome to BYC. I hope that you find the help you need.

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:welcome

 

x2 on posting on the emergencies forum. I hope they can help you figure out what is happening with your girl.

 

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Hello!

Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your girl.
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