I think she's eggbound??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JacksFlock, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. JacksFlock

    JacksFlock Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2010
    I have an older hen who is walking very funny for past several days. It's almost like she's squatting, and now I can see that it looks as though her lower belly/butt is sticking out some. She seems to be pooping yellow poop too. She's slated for the freezer next Sunday, but I'm thinking of just putting her down now. Also I don't think I'm going to eat her incase its some kind of illness.

    Anyone have experience here?

  2. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    An infection from an egg breaking inside her... peritonitis (peritinitis)? Not sure.. If you search "peritonitis" (peritinitis)... you might be able to treat her with antibiotics to get her well before "freezer camp".

    Search "prolapse", "eggbound", peritonitis, etc.. and see what you come up with as far as quick and easy treatments.

    Good luck.

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