constipated straining to go chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dgh, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. dgh

    dgh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    constipated straining to go chicken. My old rooster died after doing this. I gave him mineral oil at both ends and his vent was clear. now there is a hen straining to go. of course, she looks like all the others so I will only find her if I see her doing it again. any suggestions as to what this could be?
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 23, 2015
    Sorry it took so long to reply.

    She could be egg bound, have worms (causing a blockage), or have a blockage. It could be related to what your rooster had or it could be something different. Egg binding is the main cause for straining in a hen. Broody hens also strain hard to use the bathroom because they only do so once a day and so it is a whole lot bigger!

    I'm sorry about your rooster, I hope your hen remains healthy.

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