Hen is breathing heavy & tail is pointed down.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 00 Turok, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. 00 Turok

    00 Turok Out Of The Brooder

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    Nacogdoches, Tx
    I have a hen, (not 100%) sure of breed. She's a rescue bird. Everything about her is perfectly fine. She's NOT fluffed up, she's eating normally, no runny nose or eyes, her crop is soft, she has no injuries, & she's a healthy 8 pounds.


    Today she suddenly started breathing heavy & her tail is pointed down. It looks like it's a little uncomfortable for her to walk. She still eating & drinking normally, her poo looks normal, & she's still pooping, but not a much as normal.

    She's 9 months old.

    I have her in the house now where I can keep her warm & calm.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Don't know- is she laying eggs? Eggbound? Egg yolk peritonitis?

    Sounds like she is in pain. Abdomen swollen?
     
  3. 00 Turok

    00 Turok Out Of The Brooder

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    Nacogdoches, Tx
    She never layed any eggs yet.

    I felt around her abbs. It doesn't seem like anything is swollen, but I don't know what exactly to look for either.

    I'll have to look up egg yolk peritonitis. Don't know what that is.
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sounds like she may have trouble laying her first egg. Look up egg bound
     
  5. 00 Turok

    00 Turok Out Of The Brooder

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    GREAT NEWS !!! [​IMG] I came home from work today & found an egg. [​IMG] A little pink egg. How girly of her to lay a pink egg like that. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the replies. My bird is completely back to normal. [​IMG]
     
  6. AZCowboy

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    Yeah sounds like she was egg bound. PvZ!!!!!!
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Woo hoo!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. AZCowboy

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    Pink egg?
     
  9. 00 Turok

    00 Turok Out Of The Brooder

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    Well it's more of a pale salmon pink, but it's definitely a shade of pink.
     
  10. AZCowboy

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    Wow u should send a pic if you still have the egg.
     

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