How do I tell if my chicken is Egg bound?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by laverne34, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. laverne34

    laverne34 In the Brooder

    Jul 5, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    My production red is somewhat listless today. I did get her to drink some water this evening but couldn't get her to eat anything. She's been in the coop most of the day...seems tired and wants to put her head down. She did have an egg under her but when I checked her vent she kept opening and closing it. Could she possibly have another egg in there? I'm very worried and need some advice.
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Yikes, I have NO experience with egg bound hens. Uhm, do a search for eggbound, top right- do the search as one word and two words.

    Also, check out the emergencies etc. section in the Index.

    Good luck! [​IMG]

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