In the Brooder
- May 27, 2012
Hi I'm new to BYC! Was hoping I could get a little help with my sick hen. She is about a year old and up until about 3 days ago was laying great eggs. I noticed a few days ago that she was just laying in the spot where they like to lay (the furthest back corner in the coop) fluffed up and would not move even with my grabbing for her. The next morning I isolated her with some water and grain. She ate the feed when it was put in front of her. That evening whe was still just laying in the hutch that she was in. After reading online I thought she might be egg bound so I gave her a warm water bath last night. Doing this my boyfriend noticed that her crop was very large about egg sized (don't know if this is normal or not). I don't think she has been drinking water on her own so I gave her some through a syringe, which she seemed to happily take. I put her back out of isolation with the other 2 birds last night. This morning I checked on her and she was still laying in that one spot and wouldn't even move with the dog outside the fence! I don't really know what else to do. Any help would be appreciated.