Lethargic Chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lucashaley, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. lucashaley

    lucashaley New Egg

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    Hello --

    We inherited two chickens a couple of months ago. Things have been okay so far. Yesterday our Red passed what I guess is a "soft-shelled" egg, all insides and no shell. Today she is very lethargic, sits down a lot, and is generally not herself. We picked her up, and tried to feel for a bound egg, but we don't know what to feel for.

    This is what we know:

    - sex-linked red
    - "cascade organic" feed
    - small handful of scratch a day
    - she has access to oyster shells, don't know how much she eats
    - she lays a biiig egg every four days or so

    I guess my questions are:

    - where do you feel for a bound egg?
    - is there a good poultry vet in portland, oregon?

    Thanks so much!

    -Lucas
     
  2. Brahma Mamma

    Brahma Mamma Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know anything about how to feel for a bound egg but we feed our layers ice cream every day and their eggs have gotten big and smooth since then.
     
  3. kelar

    kelar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yacolt
    Avian Medical Center in Lake Oswego - (503) 635-5672. Good luck.
     
  4. lucashaley

    lucashaley New Egg

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    Thanks -- I'll be taking her to Lake Oswego today....
     

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