Possibly egg bound hen


Apr 30, 2014
Hello All,

I have a sick hen, she is a year old. I noticed yesterday, maybe the day before that my chicken had dirty feathers on her lower back side. She had spend the day dust bathing and figured it was dirt. I tried to catch her to look at her but she ran away, she seemed fine so I did not bother to chase her down. Today, I found her straining, her backside was really dirty, she was prolapsing at times and bleeding a little bit. She has very loose poo, but she is not going a lot, just a little sometimes when she strains. She is acting fine other than the straining, etc...

I gave her a warm bath, fed her two children's tums and some mineral oil about 6 hours ago. Still no egg. Could this be something else?

Any info would be helpful.

Thank you!


Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Apr 3, 2011
southern Ohio
You can also feel inside the vent 1-2 inches with a gloved finger for a stuck egg. Make sure also that she is taking plenty of water, since dehydration can be another cause of egg binding.

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