Hen acting depressed and lethargic found tubular substance coming from calocia

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sue25, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. sue25

    sue25 Songster

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    My hen has not laid for several days and the last two days She has been lethargic and only drinking water not eating when I checked her today she had like a tubular substance coming from.her clocia. She stands but won't lay down.I have never seen this before and wonder if it is something she got onto.Can anyone help me.

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  2. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Crowing

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    Sorry I can't really help, but I hope someone else can. My only idea would be that she could be eggbound, which will need immediate treatment.
     
  3. dawg53

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    That is soft shell that got twisted up while trying to lay. By what you say, I hope she's not an internal layer. Try soaking her in a container of warm water up to her sides and massage her underside front to rear for about 20 minutes or so. If might help her lay an egg.
     
  4. sue25

    sue25 Songster

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    I followed your suggestion it seemed to make her feel better. I read up on internal egg laying I am afraid that is what she may have. Of she is not better tomorrow I may put her down instead of putting off the inevitable. I am heart broken. She of course is one of my favorites. She has been one of the sweetest hen I've ever had.
     
  5. sue25

    sue25 Songster

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    I don't think she is going to make it through the night. She is so weak I will hold her till she's gone.
     
  6. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

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    Sorry for your troubles :hit
     
  7. dawg53

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    I am sorry. It's always one of our favorites, never fails. I do my best not to get attached to them, but it's tough.
     
  8. sue25

    sue25 Songster

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    Thank you for your responses. She died.last night. :hit
     
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  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Sorry for your loss.
     

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