- Apr 11, 2015
Hello, one of my girls is not moving and looks very bloated - like she has no neck. She isn't necessarily 'laying' down but is on her feet just standing there. I noticed this when I got home from work this evening to let them out. I took her inside and placed her in a tub full of warm water for about 20 minutes. She just sat there. I tried feeding her some yogurt from a spoon, which she took some when I put it on her beak. I put oil on her behind, because I read that she may be 'backed up'. I also tried to massage her crop, but nothing came up but I am also not sure if I did it correct (new time chicken owner). Currently she is sitting in an enclosed space with some towels. She has not taken any water. What else can I do?! I have NO idea what happened, she looked fine yesterday. I live in central VA, so it gets cold in the morning around 25, but then heats up to 40s later afternoon. I give them layer pellets, veggie scraps and sunflower seeds. I only have 6 chickens and they have a pretty big coop.