- Oct 16, 2018
Hi! I’m new to the group. My family and I bought 4 baby chicks 6 months ago and we have just fallen in love with them. Our one hen Chickaletta is very sick. I’m pretty sure she was egg bound. I looked up similar issues and how to resolve them in this site and they truly helped. I gave her an epsom salt bath and separated her from her sisters. She was able to pass her egg 3 days ago. Since then she doesn’t get up at all. She eats and drinks but she just lays in the same spot. I gave her another bath yesterday because her poop is just getting matted up in her feathers and I’m concerned she will get blocked up. Like I mentioned before, I’m new to having chickens and I just don’t know what the normal recovery time is and what I should expect? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!