Hen walking funny/slow, maybe eggbound? Pic.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by target022, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. target022

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    One of my hens has started to walk funny. It seems like she can't help but stand up straight. She seems bottom heavy. Her abdomen is firmer than the rest of the hens and a little bigger. I checked to see if she was eggbound but didn't feel anything.

    About her:
    2 years old. Laid wrinkled eggs, then molted at about a year old and has never laid again. I posted about it and its probably a defective shell gland. Ever since she stopped laying she's looked a little plumper but that's it.
    I'm thinking her machinery might be trying to produce eggs.

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    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012
  2. GoldenSparrow

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    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or ,She could be egg bound.

    Anyone else have an idea?
     
  4. target022

    target022 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think your first idea is correct, it makes sense. I remember seeing what looked like a piece of cooked yolk in the coop and wondering where it came from.
    Thanks for finding that information.
     
  5. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please keep me updated on her,
    I will send some prayers.
    what is her name?
     
  6. target022

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    Thank you for your support. I'm sorry to say she died this afternoon. It's too bad, I was going to try and drain some of the fluid with my vet-tech friend tomorrow.

    She was the alpha of the flock.
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  7. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry [​IMG]

    She was truly a beautiful hen.
     

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