- Apr 21, 2014
Hi, I'm new to the group. I am a mom of three boys and three years ago we added five hens to our crew. It's been a lot of fun with no problems until this last week. We have a nearly three year old Rhode Island Red who I thought was egg bound but she's not improving and it's been six days. Seems to long for her to be hanging on if she's egg bound. She's not eating or drinking much. We have her indoors now and she doesn't move much. She waddles when she walks and her breathing is labored. Her comb was purplish, but it seems to be red again. We bathed her and checked out her backside and besides being stinky, it seems normal. She's been very quiet. Not sure what to do next. We'd really like to treat her at home without a vet.