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Can Chickens get constipated?????

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have a hen just came out and feed everyone and shes not acting right very listless just stands there and dosent want to eat or drink my husbend massaged her but and got some runny yellow diarea out please help thanks

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Have you found anything out? I have a chicken with the same issue.  I dont think she is egg bound.

3 Americaunas, 3 French Copper Marans, 2 Barred Rocks & 2 Rhode Island Reds.  10 Hens...yep 10 Hens!  and 3 Rat Terriers 2 White Peekins 1 Black Cat a Puppy and a Guppy!   

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3 Americaunas, 3 French Copper Marans, 2 Barred Rocks & 2 Rhode Island Reds.  10 Hens...yep 10 Hens!  and 3 Rat Terriers 2 White Peekins 1 Black Cat a Puppy and a Guppy!   

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I would worry about internal laying or egg yolk peritonitis, especially in an older laying hen. Here are a couple of links.
http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx
http://www.avianweb.com/eggyolkperitonitis.html
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X 2 on the possibility of peritonitis, she could also have some other type of infection, coccidiosis or worms.

 

Pick her up and check her over carefully.  See if she's lost weight and check her lower abdomen, see if she feels swollen or bloated.

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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