Egg Bound Or Something Else?Please Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Padfoot417, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Padfoot417

    Padfoot417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Everyone
    I'm afraid my hen Charlotte might be egg bound, or something else.
    I've only been getting 4 eggs every day instead of 5 for about 2 days now.
    She seems to take every chance she gets to squat and just lay there.
    She's been eating fine and what not, just seems to want to lay down all the time.
    She seems to want to move and run like normal, but instead squats.
    It is getting colder outside, but none of the others seem to be bothered.
    What's going on with my girl?Should I be worried?
    Please help me!
     
  2. GreenMeadows

    GreenMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no expert but maybe egg bound? Might put her in some warm water and massage her bum. Good luck!
     
  3. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    I lean towards egg bound too.....try the warm water sitz bath, massage and you can insert your finger in her bum [oiled first] to see if you can feel an egg in there.....
     
  4. ICallMyselfCherie'

    ICallMyselfCherie' Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you want to you can put a plastic bag or ziplock over your hand to put your finger in her bum if you don't have a rubber glove.
     

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