Help - eggbound or something else?

longday

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I have an Australorp, about 6 years old. For about the past 24 hours, she's had this odd posture. She seems reluctant to move around a whole lot, but is still moving, and seems possibly interested in food. She's got dirty feathers around her vent, and this has been a somewhat ongoing issue. Her third eyelid closes often like she's in pain or discomfort (obvious also from her posture).

She's part of a flock of 5; all others seem healthy. Any suggestions?
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oldhenlikesdogs

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She's sick, hard to say from what though. 6 is an average age that chickens will live to. I personally would cull her, as she looks to be suffering. If you have a vet to take her to than that's an option too.
 

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