Hen wont stand or walk right

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maryclark17, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. maryclark17

    maryclark17 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of our hens has been fine, but today she wasnt walking or standing right. She also keeps putting her tail to the ground. Her vent area is also beet red. We didn't feel any eggs stuck in her. Any ideas would be appreciated!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    How old is she? Did you actually put on a rubber glove, and feel inside the vent an inch or 2 for a stuck egg? Check around her vent area for any lice or mites, or their eggs. In older hens, egg yolk peritonitis or internal laying can be a common affliction. Has she been laying?
     
  3. maryclark17

    maryclark17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup put a rubber glove on and felt inside. And shes about 2 years old. And we had so many hens but were pretty sure she's been laying
     

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