Hen sitting down, but not egg bound

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mei&Popcorn, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Mei&Popcorn

    Mei&Popcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, my hen has been sitting down a lot, and she's been kind of crouched down with her tail held low. However, she isn't egg bound because there is no egg. There appears to be a "fullness" lower down from the vent... any idea what it is? I gave her a warm bath to open up her vent if she needs to pass it, but other than that, I don't know what to do. Thanks.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Is she sitting on eggs in the nesting bow or outside sitting down?
     
  3. Mei&Popcorn

    Mei&Popcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just outside sitting down, usually every couple steps or so. She seems to have perked up now, though
     
  4. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    What happened to your girl. I have a hen doing the same thing. Walks a bit and sits down.
     

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