Complete chicken novice...needs some help...please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alli B, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Alli B

    Alli B New Egg

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    We have purchased three chickens from Omlet nearly a year ago, and they have a lovely big run and we let them in to the garden at the end of their day.

    But now found my youngest's chicken called Henny Penny has white faeces on her tail and has lost her feathers around her bottom. We checked, after reading lots on the internet, that she could be egg bound. After examining her, we cant find any lumps. So then thought it could be parasites, so started her on Verm x yesterday. She is eating, and drinks loads, but isn't as chirpy as her pals.
    Any advice would be gratefully received....didn't think that i would become attached to a chicken, but now cant bear to think she may be in pain.
    Thanks
    Alli [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    I'm so sorry about what's going on with your gal. Being egg bound doesn't really mean lumpy, so much as it means they will appear bloated and their "stomach"/rear end will be very firm. Does that sound like it?
     
  3. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    When my hen Molly was egg bond she expanded and waddled like a penguin. Could you bring the hen in for observation? I found it easier to care for one inside,but having only 3 you should be able to keep track of things.Possible mites? I found them on a hen when I was treating for a prolapse.
     
  4. Alli B

    Alli B New Egg

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    I've just checked her and her lower tummy is quite firm compared to one of the others. I wouldn't say she is more bloated.

    The problem i have is that i havent had any experience with chickens and im not very confident with handling them. If she was egg bound would she loose feathers on her rear?

    Thanks for the replies!
     

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