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Help. Sick bird

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mick0706, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Mick0706

    Mick0706 Hatching

    Apr 20, 2013
    One of my ladies is acting like she is trying to lay an egg but there seems to be nothing there. No hard lump or anything. But she is pushing.
    She is out of sorts, not eating much and doesn't want to move around. We thought she was egg bound so we tried the warm bath, put her in a warm dark place, used lube and did an internal exam but unless there's an an egg way up inside her we can't feel anything. She is pooping, but its all white.
    Any ideas?
    hate to see her like this...

    Oh and she is a 1 1/2 year old buff orpington that has been a great layer in the past.

  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    emmet MI
    She may have an impacted crop or gizzard and just the urates are able to pass. Check her crop in the morning before she eats to see if it is empty. If it isn't, there's a problem there.
  3. Mick0706

    Mick0706 Hatching

    Apr 20, 2013
    That wouldn't explain why her vent if pushing though.
  4. Cluckies

    Cluckies Crowing Premium Member

    Jul 3, 2014
    My Coop
    Yyou may want to post this in emergencies, diseases, injuries and cures for better response. Sorry I can't help. Hope she is better soon. when you gave her the bath, did you also give her some liquid calcium?

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