Sick chicken please help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Amarisus, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Amarisus

    Amarisus Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Fallbrook CA
    I went out to the run this morning and one of my orpingtons was sitting funny and couldn't walk right. It was sitting on it's butt with it's feet sticking out in front of it. It can kind of hobble around a bit but would trip and the others were stepping on it and it didn't put up much of a fight when I picked it up. It's legs don't look broken but I'm no vet. This is a very young bird. Her sisters just started laying a few weeks ago. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. I Could really use some help.
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Sounds like she is eggbound. Put her in a container of warm water up to her sides and gently massage her underside front to rear for about 20 minutes. Then put on a disposable glove and put olive oil on your finger and insert it into her vent checking for obstructions. Then remove your finger and put a little olive oil around the vent area.
    The warm water will expand her innards and massaging will help move the egg along. Inserting your finger into her vent stretches it and the olive oil will help her slip the egg along making it easier for her to lay the egg.

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