Sick Hen - What is it?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by urabus, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. urabus

    urabus In the Brooder

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    One of my 3 year old hens is walking like a duck, legs apart like she's got something between them. She is also breathing hard with her beak open. She still acts normal otherwise - eats, drinks, scavenges. She also has a hard time jumping up on anything. She's been like this for a month or so. I suspect it isn't good, but would still like to know what the problem is. Thanks.
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member 8 Years

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    Sounds like she may have fluid in her abdomen. You might get more help if you post in the Emergencies section.
     
  3. urabus

    urabus In the Brooder

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    I didn't know there was an emergency section. How do I post to it?
     
  4. urabus

    urabus In the Brooder

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    Never mind, I found it. Thanks.
     

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