Egg bound v. Internal Layer

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mzrea, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. mzrea

    mzrea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2008
    Can a laying pullet suddenly become an internal layer? I have a BR who has become lethargic, standing alone, and being picked on horribly (the others have drawn blood on her comb). I know they all were laying at one time. I'm thinking she is egg bound, I soaked her butt, lubed it with oil, isolated her in her own coop but still nothing. She did seem to drink a lot when I put her in her own space but doesn't seem to be eating much and there is no poop on the floor (its been since yesterday) I do think I felt an egg near her rear but I don't know. I don't dare "go there" to get it. Are the symptoms different when a chicken is egg bound v. internal layer. What to do?
  2. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Northwest Florida
    I don't know, but would like the info for future use. BUMP!
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Use the search function on BYC and you'll find tons of info. on this. Yes, eggbound is different from internal laying. Eggbound means they have one "stuck" in the egg-laying canal. Internal laying means the egg isn't making it down the canal, and is breaking inside, causing infection. Both are very dangerous. I hope your girl is okay! [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by