I think she's eggbound??

JacksFlock

In the Brooder
9 Years
Apr 24, 2010
72
3
41
Maine
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?

Thanks
JF
 

Chicken_Pauper

Songster
8 Years
Mar 8, 2011
492
12
111
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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