Eggbound chicken? HELP!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by custardino, May 17, 2017.

  1. custardino

    custardino New Egg

    May 17, 2017
    One of my hybrid hens has been really off for the last few days. At first I thought she might have flystrike (seeing as one of my other hens had a mild case thats cleared up now) but have checked all over her with no signs of lice, mites, flystrike or worms. My hens are given vermex in their feed every month and their coop is regularly cleaned.
    This hen has had problems with soft shells in the past, and I can feel a solid egg inside her. She has been on and off her food since yesterday when I brought her inside and she has lost a lot of weight. I have given her a couple of long baths and given her electrolytes and calcium. She is passing poos, but they are watery, which makes me worry. She is huddled up in a penguin position and has become pigeon toed, which is making me think that she's eggbound.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    drumstick diva and Nifty-Chicken like this.
  3. custardino

    custardino New Egg

    May 17, 2017
    Thats great, thank you
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    CTken has given you excellent links. Hope your hen has the best possible outcome.

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