In the Brooder
- Jan 23, 2017
Hello again! So we have this hen who we got kinda second hand, by the looks of things I think she is around 4-6 years old. Everything started last week when she was mysteriously walking around with her tail low and her rear ended almost touching the ground. Because we have had a few hens become egg bound we treated it like we had treated any of the others with some olive oil up the vent. This seemed to work when I went down the next day and she was walking around eating as normal. About 4 days later I went down to close the coop at night and found her standing alone dragging her butt across the floor of our run. She’s a favorite, so I immediately burst into tears...but back on point. I brought her up to the house, bathed her in a warm bath for 15 minutes with Epsom salts and kept her in a war dog kennel we had. We fed her some oatmeal and gave her electrolytes in her water and a calcium supplement. She was eating and drinking but was still stuck. 2 days later, and 6 baths later, there is no change. She has watery stool, but isn’t lethargic. We still have her separated in the kennel but I’m really at a loss for what’s I should do. Any help would be appreciated...thanks!