My chicken has a squatted neck!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SparkleTia, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. SparkleTia

    SparkleTia Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 24, 2013
    My chicken is a Rhode Island Red and it has already reached its laying stage. She stands around not moving as much only here and there, with her neck inwards. I thought it was constipation so I fed her molasses and water mixed together, I have been feeding her this for 4 day and I dont see any change. I need help
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Can you tell if she is eggbound? Is she eating and drinking at all? Sounds like she has a lot of discomfort - as her neck is drawn in and she is reluctant(?) to move. A good photo might help diagnose her by her posture. Please post in detail on the "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. You could put "Eggbinding," in the search box and see what articles come up.
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    I hope your hen is okay and feels better soon! [​IMG]
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Good advice above. Welcome to BYC, and good luck in resolving her problems.
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed


    Feel around her belly for a lump ...
    Has she ever laid an egg to your knowledge ??????
    If you have a holding cage with a nest so you can closely keep an eye on her and give her some time to herself ......

    And this way you can measure her feed and water intake and if she is doing the poop thing ....

    and you could also do what DD wrote X2 on that .......

    gander007 [​IMG]
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
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  7. SparkleTia

    SparkleTia Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 24, 2013
    @gander007 Yes she had laid eggs before. She stop laying though
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright then egg bound just could be the problem but then it could be a lot of other things also but lets check her tummy for any hard lumps and the rest of her body for anything ill regular ......

    gander007 [​IMG]
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC! The Emergencies section is the best place to post good luck to you.

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