In the Brooder
- Apr 9, 2013
My sweet little Brahma hen has started acting out of sorts today. She was just standing in one spot and appeared to be straining to. . . well, we aren't quite sure. She is was not running in and out of the nesting box, just standing by the run door, straining. Some research led us to think possibly egg bound and we began with the warm bath and vent massaging with no results. More research suggested the possibility of worms. Right my brain is struggling with too much information. Perhaps someone more experienced could help? She is about one year old, and has never been wormed. Symptoms: Calmly standing with her back end up (not drooping or sagging in the penguin posture). Very little watery poop and not much evidence of that since she was separated from the rest of the flock. Is calm, but still seems to be straining with the vent opening and closing periodically (as opposed to constantly). Will eat a little from our hand, and has had some water, but not enthusiastic by any means. Abdomen seems hard compared to other hens, and she feels a bit on the lean side compared to our other brahma. Hopefully, this is enough information to get started with. Thanks so much for any thoughts!