Chicken that waddles like a duck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by clugrad1988, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. clugrad1988

    clugrad1988 New Egg

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    I have noticed one of my year old chickens waddling like a duck. She is keeping her tail down and trying to walk like that, so she looks like a duck. Her appetite is good, her vent looks fine. I am just not sure what is going on. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a waddler too, but I think it's because she's nice and plump [​IMG]
     
  3. LovinMyChickies

    LovinMyChickies Out Of The Brooder

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    Keep a close eye on her. Penguin walking is a sign of being eggbound.
    I just lost one a few weeks ago. Do a search for "eggbound" and there's tons of info on it.

    Good luck, I hope she's just "plump".

    Jackie
     
  4. clugrad1988

    clugrad1988 New Egg

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    No, she is not just plump. Infact she is not plump at all. She just started this, so I know this is not normal. I looked at her vent, it looks fine. How do I check if she is eggbound?
    I did notice her abdomen area seems kinda filled with fluid, it doesn't feel normal to me, like it is weighing her down.
     
  5. nettifer

    nettifer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did you find out what was wrong with her? i have 1 just the same ![​IMG] and i have tried everything i keep her in the warm at night she goes in a pen in the day [​IMG]its been 5 days now shes bright eyed alert eating and drinking a little, but thin! breastbone sticking out ,
     

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