Egg Bound???? Not Sure-Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenscratch, May 15, 2009.

  1. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my Rhode Island Reds has had an issue for over a month now. She seems to be eating and drinking but has a hard time getting around and is in obvious discomfort. I asked about this and after many words of advice, I gave her several warm baths, massaged her, gave her olive oil orally and up her opening. None of these have obviousily worked. I included some photos to maybe help.
    What else can I do?
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  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    How old is she and have you been getting eggs from her?
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    What is the condition of her crop?
    Some thoughts on crops

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=7693-sick-hen

    She certainly looks uncomfortable.
    Has she lost substantial weight (thinking she looks a bit light)...
    Is there anything in the coop or run she might have ingested and can't pass?
    (string, plastic, anything...)
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2009

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