Need help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by davidbaker122, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. davidbaker122

    davidbaker122 Hatching

    Dec 16, 2016
    Okay so for the last 2 days one of my hens was in the list state of almost looking like it's dead. It's winter here and cold, so I thought it some how froze to death. To my surprise it was alive but stayed limp when I picked her up. I put her under a heat lamp for a bit till she got up in her own, this happened 2 days in a row. My poor 8 year cried cause she thinks it's dying. However today I woke up and found the hen sitting next to a shell less egg. She was up walking around like normal. Is there something wrong with her or not.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    CTKen has given you the best place to find some answers. It is upsetting when one of our animals isn't doing well, sorry for your little girl.

    Best of luck to you!
  4. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I am very sorry about you hen! I hope you find out whats wrong with her, best wishes!
  5. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and my warmest welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you decided to join the community and I do hope you will make yourself at home here! :frow
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under davidbaker122 [​IMG] Welcome!

    I have a hen who has laid a couple of soft shelled eggs and she has real problems doing it. Because the shell is soft it flexes so their muscles have difficulty gripping and pushing. If the egg breaks inside them, they are at the risk of infection.

    I hope that your gal continues to show no side effects. As CTKen has suggested, the ER Forum is a good place to seek assistance if she does have any more issues.

    I also hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens.
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crowing

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!

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