Hen with stiff butt.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poultryfan73, May 12, 2010.

  1. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up one of my hens yesterday to feel the back end towards her pelvic bone and it was verrry hard. It felt like a softball inside her and her butt is red. She acts normal but i know this isnt normal. What is it and how do i get rid of it?
     
  2. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody?
     
  3. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be egg bound?
     
  4. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If she was eggbound would she act normal and everything?
     
  5. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please somebody i need help before it gets worse!
     
  6. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If she was eggbound would she act normal and everything?

    I have no idea. I really wish I could help you.
     
  7. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don't know myself but I have a Delaware hen with the same issue, I brought her inside the garage over a month and 1 half ago. Still red butt, no feathers there. She had been roughed up by my roo and so instead of keping her out there I brought her in. She has been laying eggs also. It took her nearly a month to do that though.

    Hope someone else chimes in to help, but I am sorry that i can't help you though.
     
  8. rachelbinnc

    rachelbinnc Out Of The Brooder

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    I've heard that submerging her hind end in warm water can help if she is eggbound. Has anybody tried this?

    Keep in mind that chickens are very tough creatures. They can act normal under a lot of duress.
     
  9. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I might try dipping her into warm water then. Overall shes not acting any different but her butt is just hard and red.
     
  10. NurseELB

    NurseELB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give her a tums, won't hurt, and will help if she is egg bound. Do you know when she laid last? A pic of her bum will help also. (I can't believe I just asked for that [​IMG] )
     

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