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Constipated Hen??

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I think I may have a constipated hen.
I'm not sure though, this morning she was in the egg laying stance so I didn't paid any attention. Around 4 this afternoon she was still in that position and she was having a hard time walking, almost like she was drunk.
So I picked her up and started looking at her vent, while doing that she pooped, so I was thinking that she would be fine I put her down and walked away. An hour later after working a horse I came back and found her still walking around like she was drunk and looking constipated. I checked her vent, and it looks like there's nothing blocking the way.
I don't have any pictures of her. So I'm wondering if chickens can become constipated and if they can can someone post a picture.

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If her vent looks like it's turned inside out, she's got a prolapse. You can treat prolapse with a little Preparation H. You'll need to separate her from the rest of the flock until she heals.

 

If she looked like a penguin at any point when she walked, I would say she's egg bound.

 

You can insert a fingertip (lube, if you please) into her vent and not have to go very far to see if she's got an egg. If she does, you can fill a tub or sink with warm water and a generous amount of Epsom salt. Soak her hind end for 10-15 mins and she will possibly pass the egg on her own in a short time. If not, sucking the inside of the egg out and removing the shell is an option.

 

Check her vent and let us know what you find!

 

Post a photo if you can. :)

 

MrsB

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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post #3 of 3
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Ok thanks😉 I was thinking a prolapse maybe. I'll definitely get a picture tomorrow

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