PLEASE HELP...not sure what is wrong!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blueheaven, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed one of my hens (she will be 3 this spring) was all hunched over and walking funny.
    almost walking like she is old or bow legged. under her vent and between her legs are warm and swollen.
    checked her vent...it is not clogged.

    advise???
     
  2. THELMA

    THELMA Out Of The Brooder

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    Egg Bound or EYP probably.
    With my egg bound hen I gave her a bath in very warm water for 20 mins. I put sunflower oil around the inside of her vent to help the egg to pass. The warm bath relaxes her to try and help her pass the egg. I then dried her off very gently on a low heat with a hairdryer and then put her in a dark warm place and within 20 mins she had passed two eggs.
    Problem is it could be EYP that causes a swollen abdomen and the funny walk. Hope it isent Keeping fingers crossed for you
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    OIL up a finger and put it all the way in. You may have to go deep to check for an egg. Sounds like it. If you feel one, you will most likely get alot of instructions from everyone!
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Does she walk funny, like a penguin, or have a bowling ball look to her? Legs spread far apart?
     
  5. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is EYP?

    i will go check for egg now...

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  6. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Egg Yolk Peritonitis.
    That's when the eggs don't get laid, they build up inside of her.
     
  7. Michie

    Michie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is EYP what can be done?
     
  8. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Not too much. If you keep her in a dark spot, to discourage egg production, and sometimes antibiotics...
    That is listed in the emergencies section in the index.
     
  9. THELMA

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    THELMA Out Of The Brooder

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    http://littlehenrescue.co.uk/after.aspx

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    is a rescue center that treats hens for this sort of thing and the medical site gives really good advise as they save any hen that has a reasonable quality of life. If you scroll down there is some info on EYP
     

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