Hen with hunched back-end, "hard" intestine

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Marc_M, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Marc_M

    Marc_M Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2011
    I have a hen, white with light brown speckling, that has been hunched over in the rear, sort-of squat walking and just sits around moving very little.
    However, if I take our scraps or she hears the feed pan being re-filled, she comes right away.
    I palpitated her for egg-bound, but it only feels as if her intestine going to her cloaca is very hard, as if she were constipated.

    Any help would be appreciated. I don't think she can last this way.

    Thanks from Harveyville, PA
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    S.E. Michigan
    Hi & [​IMG]. I would put her in a warm bath to relax things to help her and add ACV (apple cider vinegar) to drinking water 1 Tablespoon to 1 gallon.

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