Pumping tail

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicken2abbey, May 29, 2012.

  1. Chicken2abbey

    Chicken2abbey Hatching

    May 29, 2012
    We have a 2 year old barred rock who stopped laying eggs about 4 days ago. She had been laying almost every day.
    Yesterday she was out in the yard and was attacked by a fox. Luckily we got to her and the fox ran off. She had a small puncture wound which we cleaned and treated. It is healing up. Today I gave her some electrolytes and she ate a few small pieces of bread. She is still breathing pretty heavily, and she is pumping her tail. I am wondering if she is egg bound...? Or is it still the stress and shock? We have separated her from our other 2 chickens, she can still see them but they can't get to her. I am also wondering when to re-introduce them?
    Thanks for any thoughts... advice.
  2. jallny

    jallny Songster

    May 26, 2012
    it is most likely in shock

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