My Rir Hen Can Barely Walk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ybbed, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. ybbed

    ybbed Out Of The Brooder

    15
    0
    32
    Jul 2, 2010
    Hoping Someone Has Some Idea. She's About 2 Yrs. A Week Ago Eggbound, Brought Her In Bathed Her And Put On Heating Pads. She Continued To Eat And Poo, I Think She Passed The Egg But Now Eats Like She's Never Eaten Before And Walking Is Very Labored, Cant Jump, And Stomach Swollen(not Hard Just Very Round) Please Any Ideas
    Thanks,debby
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,229
    20
    241
    Feb 12, 2009
    Western North Carolina
    It does sound like she is eggbound or has laid internally. Have you lubricated her vent to help her pass the egg? You can give her mineral oil by mouth as well. Keep her confined and in a warm, darkened room. If she has laid internally, she may need antibiotics and a visit to the vet. Hopefully someone else will chime in with more help. Good luck.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by