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Belly Protruding- hardly able to walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by quiltedchicks, May 10, 2009.

  1. quiltedchicks

    quiltedchicks Hatching

    Jul 23, 2007
    I need help!! My 2 yr old hen has a very hard abdomen, hardly walking, feathers fluffed out, tail feathers down, keeping away from other chickens, diarhhea, comb is droopy. Can anyone help me quick? My dh thinks I should just put her out of her misery. Can I save her?

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Does not sound good. I suspect you did not get an answer because it would just be a guess. If she is not laying I would suspect something serious with her egg laying system.

    You could try posting with more details: breed, laying pattern, any moulting, feed, does she free range, litter used -- anything else you can think of.

    I know you are very concerned, and I hope this does not turn out badly.

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