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Chicken With Swollen Belly

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fluffita, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. fluffita

    fluffita New Egg

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    Hi, I have a six year old EE with a very swollen belly. She stopped laying about six months ago, but yesterday I noticed that she layed a egg. I was astonished! Today I noticed that she had a swollen abdomen, so I fed her some tums and gave her a hot soak. I don't know what to do next! This has happened to her before, and she mysteriously got better. Can I help her this time?
     
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! At six years old most hens may still be laying a few eggs a month or year depending on the chicken. Most chickens stop laying between 4-6 years old in my experience. I wonder what could be causing such problems.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please post in full detail, and with photos if possible at "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread.
     
  5. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Sorry I can't help out but I can say hi and welcome to BYC. I hope that you find the help you need.

    Good luck

    Ct
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    x2 on posting on the emergencies forum. I hope they can help you figure out what is happening with your girl.

    Good luck!
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your girl.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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