Please Help! Pullet having laying trouble's....I think.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cluckcluckluke, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Usually of a morning when I let the girls out the 3 Araucana pullets are first out. But this morning 2 of 3 came out, I waited and finally the last one came out but she wasn't looking great. She was having trouble standing ( using her wings to support her ) and she was puffed up ( not bloated but uncomfortable ).

    Any way, she finally ended up in a nest box ( with trouble ) and she has been sitting in there for about 3hrs now. She isn't overly straining but It does look like she is try in to lay an egg.
    This will be her 1st egg ( her sister has already started ). She isn't old, so not egg bound.

    I can't feel an egg anywhere. So not sure what is going on.

    Please help!!!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Did she lay her egg? Her behavior might signal something like coccidiosis or dehydration from the heat.
     
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG]YES!!

    She laid her egg a couple of hours ago. A lovely nice blue egg ( not big though ). She is now recovering in a separate cage with fresh food and water.
     

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