Hen under the weather, eggbound?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KristyAz, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our BR who never, ever stops talking has been very quiet for about the past week or so. I haven't gotten an egg from her for about as long. She is coming out with the flock in the morning, eats ok, but just isn't herself.

    This would be my first experience with an eggboung hen, so I could use some help on what to be looking for and the what to do.

    Thank you.
     
  2. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to here about your hen!
    She doesn't sound egg bound to me, an egg bound chicken will stand in one spot, with it's tail down, and looks to be in pain. Is she in molt? When my hens are in molt they get like this, and that would explain why she isn't laying eggs. My last thought would be that she is an internal layer [​IMG] look it up in the google box at the top of the page to find more about it. If she is an internal layer chances are she will not make it......
    Good luck and keep us updated!
    -Roxy
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011
  3. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would she go from being a good layer to an internal layer?
     

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