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Chicken looks destressed

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FarmalI, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. FarmalI

    FarmalI Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Rhode island red hen that walks around hunched up, as if it is constipated. Have any idea what is going on. I had something like this before with another chicken that would kind of act like this and then she would lay an egg with no shell.
     
  2. TOOCLOSE

    TOOCLOSE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like the exact same thing!
    You need to give your hens crushed oyster shells so they can produce the shell for the egg. Even white bread each day is helpful. You need to try and get that egg out of her. I glove up with plastic gloves, get the baby oil, turn the warm water on and set my hen on the edge of the sink. Stick your finger inside of her and see if you can hook your finger on the edge of the egg. Then just gently pull it out.

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