Please help posible egg bound w/video

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hispoptart, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For 2 days now my beautiful BR Naughty-Naughty has been staying on the nest till I put her out. She is acting very strange, constantly fluffing up, butt keeps puckering she pushes like she is trying to push out an egg and she is very talkative. She is eating and drinking well. She is just over a year old. I just took this video hope you can see what I mean. Is she acting like she is egg bound or like a broody who just got kicked off the nest? Also her vent is clear and looks to be normal except the excessive puckering, way more then the other girls I did a comparison.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I only watched 'till minute one, but within 2 seconds of starting the video, my first thought was "She sounds just like my broody silkies when they're off the nest." And then she flaps her wings (which they do). Wiggling her tail and all of that is not the sign of a poorly feeling bird, IMO.
    Now, I did notice her pulsing backend, but if I hadn't been looking for it, I don't think it would have stood out to me. When eggbound, birds typically stand kind of hunched over looking - you can TELL that they don't feel comfortable/well.
    So I'd say your (BEAUTIFUL) girl is either trying to go broody or is broody. BRs are such a lovely, inquisitive breed - full of personality! Love em!
     
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  3. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the reply, I sure hope that is what is going on. I would hate to lose her. She got her name because when she was just about 3 weeks old she was flopping around like she was having a seizure and I screamed for DH he came running and I was like she's Dieing!!! he went to pick her up and I am crying and yelling at him Don't hurt her!!!! He looks at me and says, Shes just fine, she was dust bathing! With tears still running down my face I looked at her and said " Naughty-Naughty you scared mommy to death" That stuck as her name. The pulsing back side is extremely noticeable when not on video. I will keep an eye on her and maybe see if I can find someone to loan me a rooster for a week. Then she will have a reason to be broody. :)
     
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  4. cambriagardener

    cambriagardener Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a barred rock that has been broody three times in three years. Yours looks like she is experiencing it too. I wouldn't worry about her being egg bound unless she become lethargic and stands with her tail down. Then check her vent. We had a BO that had an egg break inside her. We caught it in time and was able to save her but it is not fun. Yours looks healthy, just frustrated. She wants to be a mother.[​IMG]
     
  5. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! You all are so GREAT! I feel much better now. I knew I could count on you all to let me know things were ok.
     
  6. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well day 3 and she is still sitting on the nest until I boot her out and take away the eggs. Any chance any of you have some fertilized BR or RIR eggs you could sell me. I would love to let her be the mommy she wants to be.
     

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