Health Concern

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Wonder Mom, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Wonder Mom

    Wonder Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to raising chickens. I have 4 Wyandotte hens, no roosters, that are about 15 weeks old. They are big girls and look fully grown. They are eating pellets now. One of the four just stopped coming out of the coop yesterday. When my husband finally got her to come out today, she wouldn't stand up. She was stretching her neck to eat and would just lie down wherever he placed her. I'm not sure what to do. Please help!
     
  2. Wonder Mom

    Wonder Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Anyone?
     
  3. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my pullets did the same thing, she was egg bound. I put her in a tub of warm water and let her sit in it about 20 minutes and massaged her abdomen. A little while after that she dropped a shell less egg. A warm bath can't hurt and she just sat really still and quiet during her spa treatment.
     
  4. Wonder Mom

    Wonder Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I'll try it! She's awfully young to be egg bound, but all four of these chickens seemed to mature very rapidly so I just don't know.
     
  5. Wonder Mom

    Wonder Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    I was able to get her to come out this morning and take a closer look. She's curling her right foot and her left a little bit, though not as bad. I couldn't see any sores or anything.
     

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