new byc member looking for advice

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ottcutshe, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. ottcutshe

    ottcutshe New Egg

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    Hello-
    Our family lives in California, a bit outside of Sacramento. Last April we ventured into the world of backyard chickens. We have 5 girls total and have had a lot of fun raising them. One girl, a Speckeld Sussex, seems to ill right now. Not knowing much about chickens, we are quite concerned. I read a bit online (including byc site) and worry that she might be eggbound. She has been a bit lethargic for a day. Yesterday she mostly just stayed on the roost in the coop. This morning she spent extra time in the coop, then came out and sat backwards on the roost. It looks like her bottom might be a bit swollen and her tail was drooping. Following advice I found online, I just finished up a 20 minute warm water soak. She now seems to be napping in the box of straw I sat out for her. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    The OttoCutting clan.
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!!
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    As Kevin said, try the Diseases section - good luck
     
  5. ottcutshe

    ottcutshe New Egg

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    Thanks for the prompt welcome. I just figured out how to post a message on the emergencies/diseases/illnesses section too.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, ottcutshe, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Hope you found some useful advice on BYC to help out your ill hen. Best of luck to you!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, good luck with your hen and getting some help for her.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. The warm soak is a good idea. Good luck with her. :thumbsup
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Good luck with your hen!
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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