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Distressed Cry all day, thought egg bound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mediazeal, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    I have a 10 month old welsummer hen, named Cocoa.
    She has been normal today most of the day except she has been doing a repetetive 'caw' noise all day.
    First time I noticed it this morning was after I let them out (and she practiced her crowing) I found her on the nest cawing
    no egg came of it all day
    next I found her under a bush doing the same thing
    then in the middle of the yard while the others gathered around my feet for treats 20 feet away
    when she saw treats she came running
    since she is not tame I had to wait for them to get back in the coop this evening to catch her
    she was a little easier to handle than she usually is
    her comb got pretty dark as I carried her in, still cawing
    I don't see anything down her throat
    she did eat some treats but is not as interested in food as usual
    so thinking this young and very healthy hen might be egg bound I brought her in and gave her a warm bath
    I did not feel anything stuck or protruding
    she doesn't appear to have prolapse
    she cawed all through the bath
    and is not in a crate after being towel dried
    cawing away
    she is obviously in distress
    I see nothing wrong with her and feel nothing wrong in her belly or underside or vent area
    any ideas?
    warm bath was all the egg bound threads said to do so I tried it
    help help help
    I'm stumped

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