My chicken takes a few steps and lays down

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amywig, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. amywig

    amywig New Egg

    Apr 28, 2016
    2 days ago I noticed one of my sexlink hen is walking little wobbly but I had to go to work. When I returned I noticed that she was just laying around and from the research I did it sounded that she might be egg bound so I gave her a sitz bath for 15 minutes and I checked inside and I felt no egg. I gave her a little rest for an hour and nothing. I gave her another sitz bath for 30 minutes and checked her again and I still felt nothing. I massaged her abdomen both times. she's eating well. I have not noticed or seen her take any water in I generally feed her layer pellets, but she has free graze of my yard which includes many bugs and earthworms which seems to be her favorite. I also give them left over salad, vegies,and fruit. I tried adding oyster shell to their diet they seem to pick around it. last night I took a calcium tablet and crushed it and put it in a strawberry and she ate the strawberry. I came home from work today and gave her another warm sitz bath she has had normal bowel movements two of which were very round and large, One of which I equated to having her in a box in the house for a couple hours before I put her outside. Today when I felt inside of her again I felt no egg but I did feel stool which felt liquidy and when I pull my finger out was very odorous. she has not a bowel movement since I've done this to know if it's going to come out solid or liquid. I put her outside and she's gotten up and taking a couple steps but she prefers to lay down she is grooming herself dry she did eat some grass what else could I do?
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! As you have checked for egg binding and found nothing I would say that's probably not the problem. A few other things to consider are mites/lice as this can really drain birds. Has she been wormed? Are any others under the weather? You can pop by the emerncy disease section too where I'm sure other members will be able to help you. Here is the link ~

    Good luck and I hope she is well again soon :fl
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Do post in detail on the ER thread but, you do have to stay online because they cannot contact you in any way, shape or form when you go offline.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best

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