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Constipated hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DianeB, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken is constipated. She's been straining and some of it has passed. It looks normal except for fiberous material, like grass or leaves. She already layed an egg this afternoon and looks uncomfortable but not distressed. Is there anything I can do to get things to move along?
     
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  2. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to add that the area looks red and slightly swollen. Possibly from straining?
     
  3. Southern Ann

    Southern Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she have grit?
     
  4. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, she doesn't. She does free range. I figured she was picking up small pebbles on her own. Maybe not?
     
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    What about giving her Molasses water as a Laxative? That might help make it move through easier.
     
  6. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your replies. She is much better now. I'm hoping this has passed.
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Yay!!! I am glad she is better!
     
  8. DianeB

    DianeB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     

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