Eggbound? or something else?! HELP!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lilcowgirl98, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. lilcowgirl98

    lilcowgirl98 New Egg

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    a couple of days ago, I noticed one of my barred rock hens limping a little bit. They were born in April, and have been laying for a couple of months now. Yesterday, she wasn't limping as much, but her tail end was downward, along with another one of my hens (i have seven). Last night i researched this site about egg bound hens and it all matched up to what they were doing, so last night i was up for quite awhile, soaking them in warm water and massaging them. This morning, there wasn't a sign of an egg. I soaked them again, and now, (nighttime) the two of them are in the nest, (still no sign of egg) Any suggestions ?
     
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  2. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried finding some threads for you about limps but none seemed to apply. Are there any other symptoms at all? Can you feel anything upon exam? It'd be unlikely that 2 at the same time would be eggbound but anything is possible I guess. Could they have been injured somehow? With 2 developing limps at the same time it sounds more like something possibly infectious.
     
  3. lilcowgirl98

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    Only one of them was limping in the beginning, but now niether of them are. They are just moving slowly around the yard. I couldn't really feel an egg, but I don't know where to feel exactly. Their tails are still a little bit downward. They are also not pooing as much as the others, and when they do, its not solid. Thanks.

    UPDATE:
    They are both acting normal now. It's weird! I have no clue what was up with them, but thanks for your help.
    Mable and Lou [​IMG]
     
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