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My chicken can't walk / walks like a duck????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ayahlove97, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. ayahlove97

    ayahlove97 In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2015
    One of our chickens started having trouble walking a couple days ago and now has her butt down like a duck and seems like she is bloated or full of water. Is there anything I can do for her? Should she be separated? [​IMG]

  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    Could be eggbound or have a lash egg in the oviduct and cannot lay it. Could be massive ascites in her abdomen caused by egg perotinitis, which is normally caused by egg "tumors" in her abdomen causing an inflammatory process.

    My advice is to cull her...when she stands or walks that way she is uncomfortable.

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