HELP!! Constipated Dutch Bantam

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by St1ggy, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. St1ggy

    St1ggy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    My little hen Massey seems to be constipated. She fluffs up her feathers wings hang and scrap the ground, very lethargic walking, pulses up and down as if she's passing faeces or an egg. I doubt an egg as she had stopped for the winter here in Ireland. She's just plain uncomfortable. Thanks in advance!!!

    St1ggy
     
  2. aohare

    aohare Out Of The Brooder

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    I would put a glove on and check about an inch or so into her vent and make sure she isn't egg bound, even when its extremely cold sometimes they'll still produce and if egg bound it can cause a lot of distress.

    If shes not egg bound I'd make she shes not dehydrated and had plenty of warm (not frozen) water.

    Hope she's feeling better soon

    AJ
     
  3. mg15

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  4. St1ggy

    St1ggy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the kind replys. We visited the vet today and massey got an oxytocin and calcium injection and seems a lot brighter. If she's not good tomorrow she will go back down. I'll let you know how she gets on.

    St1ggy
     
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