She's walking like a penquin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by butchie, May 20, 2008.

  1. butchie

    butchie Hatching

    May 20, 2008
    Help, I have a 6 year old hen that started walking like a penquin, its really wierd.
    She still eats but it's hard for her to get around. i've raised chickens all my life and have never seen this. I will admit that I am in now way an expert at chicken health though.
    Please help she's my favorite girl (Gertie)

    Thank you

  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    She sounds like she might be eggbound or having trouble passing a softshelled egg.
    You can bring her in and set her in a warm bath. That helps to relax the muscles to make it easier for the egg to come out.
  3. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    I would also put her in a darker area to hopefully slow her egg laying. Good luck.

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