Please help! Egg Bound? Sick? Chicken displaying odd behaviors


5 Years
Jan 16, 2017
Suburbs of Chicago
My 21 week old Barred Rock laid her first egg today, around 3:15pm. I went to let them free range for a bit around 4:15, and I noticed she was walking funny, squatting, then laying down. She got up and some clear liquid mixed with diarrhea came out, then she repeated the walking, squatting and laying down. Her tail was also pointing down. I went to get my phone to take a video of her behavior, and when I came out she had clear liquid come out of her vent. I did a quick search and thought she might have another egg coming that got stuck. A mis-fire if you will. I brought her in and soaked her in epsom salts and warm water. I carefully checked inside her vent but I didn't feel anything. I put her in our dog's old kennel with some towels, water, and oyster shells (I don't have any liquid calcium or Nutri-Drench, which I read I should give her).

We had to go to my son's school, so we just got back and I checked on her. Her vent is clean looking. She looks confused but not sick. I took her out to see if I could get her to walk a little, and a large amount of diarrhea came out.

I'm scared and I don't know what to do! I've tried asking on multiple chicken facebook pages but I'm not really getting any sound advice.

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