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Egg Bound Hen...I think...what to do!?!?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cockadoodle-doo, Sep 13, 2018 at 7:53 PM.

  1. Cockadoodle-doo

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    Hey everyone!!! One of my 1.5 year old americauna is egg bound I believe. She seems to have the classic signs but I have to admit I have not felt for it because I am scared of breaking it. She has received two warm Epson salt baths and is in the dark garage in our sick chicken cage. Is there anything else we can do?? She hasn't laid in a few days and she consistently lays every other day so it all seems to add up....just want to help her...
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    What are the symptoms? Is she acting sick?
     
  3. Cockadoodle-doo

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    I noticed she seemed to be laying around the run a little more than usual today and I checked on her a few times. She had moved places and seemed to be the only chicken slightly panting off and on. Then when we let them out to free range she found a shady spot close to the run and just sat down. She will take a few steps and squat. She lays down and just closes her eyes. And doesn't seem to want to eat or drink...I did just try to check and I didn't feel anything.
     
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  4. Cockadoodle-doo

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    Also her stool seems pretty watery and she seemed to enjoy laying in the warm water ...
     
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  6. FarmerGirl101

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    Can you feel an egg? Can you post a picture of the poop,
     
  7. Cockadoodle-doo

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    I didn't feel an egg when I tried. I only went straight in though. I didn't try to really feel up or down. I can see if I can find poop in her cage. It will take a min or two.
     
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  9. FarmerGirl101

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    I would need some poop pics to properly diagnose her with New Castle Disease as that is what I think she has as I had the same thing.
     
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  10. Cockadoodle-doo

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    So this is a recent poop...like 5 min ago
     

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