Droopy leghorn

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poppachick, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. poppachick

    poppachick New Egg

    Jun 4, 2011
    I just noticed our only leghorn very droopy and lethargic. She doesn't seem interested in the chopped corn I fed the flock as a treat. She has been our most reliable layer-. usually we get an egg a day from her, but it has been several days since we have had any eggs from her. We have a mixed herd of bantams, brown hens, Marano mix-about 20 chickens total of varying ages and 2 roosters about 5 mo old.She has a very soiled vent area and a few missing feathers. I have not noticed her poop. She just looks like she doesn't feel good. Any suggestions?
  2. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2012
    Long Island, NY
    she might be egg bound - this has never happened to me. do a search on that. some people recommend giving her a warm bath to help her pass, or putting some olive oil/vaseline in/around her vent. You have to be very carful not to break the egg inside, that can lead to a deadly infection.

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