Egg bound??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RetiredRN, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. RetiredRN

    RetiredRN Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2013
    I have a 6 year old Barred Rock who is walking on very bent legs.She looks great, is eating tons of scrambled eggs, had greenish solid poop today, but won't stand.
    I contacted an avian vet who said she could have a egg high up in the oviduct. But I read another article that said if you checked your hen and didn't feel anything, then she wasn't egg bound. I checked her yesterday and didn't feel anything. She isn't straining at all.
    Does it sound like she could be egg bound with a high up egg? If so, what do I do? She acted like it hurt when I lifted her 2 days ago but doesn't act like she has any discomfort today. I have Tums on hand which I can mix with her food - they have 300 mg calcium in each tablet.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Is she walking on her hocks or elbows? Has she laid eggs regularly in recent weeks or months? She might have injured a leg or be suffering from arthritis at her age. Internal laying can cause a reluctance to walk, weight loss, and abnormal droppings. A riboflavin deficiency can cause walking on the hocks, and sometimes curled toe paralysis. Vitamins in her water might help. Can you post any pictures?

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