Chicken Squatting/Waddling like a duck. Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kherth, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. kherth

    kherth Out Of The Brooder

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    Gosh darnet...I feel like all I've been doing on here is asking about illness... So sad, my poor girls... I have an approx almost 3 yo red sexlink hen that isn't feeling well... the others are picking on her as well. She's got a very distended tummy, and kind of like a yellow fluid coming from her vent. She's walking very, very slow low to the ground and waddling like a duck. She still has her appetite, and is drinking fluids. I made a concoction (sp)? of kitty food, egg shells, yogurt, and boiled egg for her to eat.. What else can I do? Is she egg bound? I have her secluded in our solitary confinement coop lol... I feel so bad, we've been losing so many chickens lately because of outside causes.. We live in VERY rural Wyoming... Thanks!
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    It sounds like she may have an internal laying/reproductive disorder like Egg Yolk Peritonitis, Ascites(water belly), cancer or tumors.
    It sounds like you are doing the best you can to help her.
    Sometimes supportive care is sometimes all you can do.
    If the belly is fluid filled, sometimes you can drain out the fluid to give her some relief.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1120255/poorly-hen

    Peritonitis and internal egg laying issues:
    http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx
    http://scoopfromthecoop.nutrenaworld.com/tag/laying-issues/
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/6-causes-of-chicken-swollen-abdomen.aspx
     

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