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Hen sitting down, but not egg bound

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

  1. 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 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Is she sitting on eggs in the nesting bow or outside sitting down?
  3. Just outside sitting down, usually every couple steps or so. She seems to have perked up now, though
  4. mg15

    mg15 Songster

    Aug 22, 2012
    What happened to your girl. I have a hen doing the same thing. Walks a bit and sits down.

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