Egg bound? Or something else?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenluv, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. chickenluv

    chickenluv Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering, does anyone have an example of what an egg bound hen looks like, and how to treat it? I noticed this morning one of my hens (Golden Wyandotte, just turned 1yr) was waddling/limping a bit. So I picked her up to examine her, and under her vent she has quite a few feathers missing, now her entire belly, and pretty much her entire bottom is red and swollen and enlarged, and it feels like a balloon almost. It is kinda...squishy I guess... Does this sound like egg bound? Or something else? I'm so confused. [​IMG] I can post pictures if that would help...

    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
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    chickenluv Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. Jaguaress

    Jaguaress Chicken Addict Wanna-be

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    I'm sorry about your chicken. [​IMG]

    No advice, but posting pictures is usually better, so that the experts here can clearly see what's happening.

    Good luck.
     

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