Chicken won't stand after she lays eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bullydog, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. bullydog

    bullydog Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I have a buff brahma bantam that last week layed two eggs and could not stand up after. I brought her in and she got better and could stand after three days and seemed normal. After the fourth day which was this past Sunday she layed one egg, and down she went again. I have been unable to get her up on her feet. Has anyone experienced this before. She was a very good layer before this. I think she is pooped. She eats and drinks ok but does not move around. She is bright eyed also and she is in no pain. She is almost a year old.
    Please advise.

    Thanks, Pam
     
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I have never heard of that but hopefully somebody here can help. Keep us posted on how she is doing.
     
  3. bullydog

    bullydog Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, An update on Gertie my hen. She still will not stand up her feet are fine she grips on to my fingers. She eats and drinks and clucks even watches TV. I am at a loss here. I don't know what is going on I have read about diseases on chickens and her symptoms don't match up. I think I will take her to the vet.
     
  4. Kitsune

    Kitsune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the vet is probably your best bet - only thing I can think of is that somehow laying an egg is causing her pain and walking afterwards just hurts too much for her to want to do it.

    Do you have a poultry vet or just an 'it's a chicken, kill it' vet?
     

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