Chicken acting weird

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pullet that I separated from its flock. It didn't seem to want to eat as much as all the others and today its grunting and squatting and has a pasty butt. I checked her for an egg, but I didnt feel one. Is she egg bound or constipated?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Sounds like she is egg bound. Try again feeling for an egg. Also try giving her a warm bath and massaging downward.
     
  3. EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN

    EEBLACKCOPPERMARAN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I checked her today and it looks like she has a prolapsed vent. Is there anything that I can do to help the chicken?
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

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    Bath her and try to push it back in. Preparation H on her vent works really well.
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Also if you do not have Prep-H you can apply honey - try to keep her in a darkened place where she will not so easily strain and she can relax. You may have to make a few attempts at getting her prolapse back in place - she will likely push against your efforts to realign her.

    Good luck and lots of patience...


    Suzie
     

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