Egg bound or trying to pass worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crawfordmama, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, please forgive me if the answer is in the forum. I've searched a few times but can't seem to find what I'm looking for.

    I've found roundworms in my 1.5 y/o flock's poop recently and have treated for the very first time with Wazine. I didn't want to treat now because they're molting, but one of my EEs has been puffy and very lethargic. Under her spot on the roost I found roundworms and pieces of what appeared to be intestinal shedding. She doesn't even want to be held (very unusual) and sort of cries when she's touched. I should also note that I have a very zealous cockeral who has picked her as his favorite.

    My EE in question hasn't laid in a few days, but as I said, she is molting. She had started making little noises similar to the hens when they're pushing on the nest. I haven't seen her on the nest at all. Her vent is pulsing like she's trying to push. I felt her belly but didn't feel anything that I thought was an egg. I felt on the sides of her keel. I gave her a very warm bath which she seemed to enjoy, but nothing passed. She has not had laying problems in the past.

    Do you think she's trying to pass an egg, or a mass of roundworms? Is there anything else I can do to help her?

    Thank you so much for your advice!
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011
  2. quesodano

    quesodano Out Of The Brooder

    How Sad...i hope some one can give you some ideas
     

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