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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bgbuckhntr250, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. bgbuckhntr250

    bgbuckhntr250 New Egg

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    Hi, I love this site and I couldn't wait to sign up. We have 35 chickens. That's an estimate. We also have 5 rabbits. 3 are meat rabbits and the other 2 are pets. We just hit a big problem though. On November 27 I went into the chicken pen and I saw 1 of our Barred Rocks slouched on the ground. I checked her over for wounds and broken bones, nothing. She looked like she was in pain. She'd howl and flap her wings like crazy if she rolled onto her vent.She also won't eat or drink. So my husband and I brought her in the house to warm her up. We searched and searched the internet and read books, we're thinking she's egg bound. So we put olive oil in her mouth, we have used steam, I've also just washed her vent. Now I've seen her try and walk and she ate. And there are no large animal vets around where we live. Grrr. So I'm looking for anything. Can someone please shed light on this for me? Should i give her more olive oil in her mouth?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your hen. You should type "egg bound hen" or something along those lines into the Advanced search bar on top here. You'll find lots of threads on the topic. You can also post about your situation in the Emergencies section here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures for advice. Hope she gets better!
     
  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 :D

    Sumi gave you good advice. Good luck with your hen.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! Sorry to hear about your sick chicken. I also agree with sumi - best wishes to you and your chicken!
     
  9. bgbuckhntr250

    bgbuckhntr250 New Egg

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    If anyone's wondering, we had to cull the chicken. I now know what is wrong and I'm trying to fix it before other chickens have to go.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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