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  1. Souperchicken

    Souperchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Buff Orpington hen has been acting sick. She is still eating but not with the usually vigor and her poop looks fine, she seems to be moving a little slower and stands in the corner with her tail down. She just turn 1 year old. Anyone know what I should do for her or what it might be? It started about two days ago.
     
  2. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she?
     
  3. Souperchicken

    Souperchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is one year old.
     
  4. Souperchicken

    Souperchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just checked her vent and it looks kind of opened and pink. Is that normal?
     
  5. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the tail down, I'd say egg bound. Rub her bum in warm water and put some oil up her vent (ASAP).
     
  6. Souperchicken

    Souperchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just soaked her butt in water for about 10-15 minutes and dropped some oil on her vent. I towel dried her and let her back out. Will she be ok outside being wet with the temperature in the high 50's? Does it take a while for the egg to come out? Thanks for the help!
     
  7. NotTheMomma

    NotTheMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Change the title of this to POSSIBLE EGG BOUND!! I bet you'll get some help then. Usually adding what 'might' be wrong in the title gets you attention.

    I'm not sure what is going on here, but am adding a comment to bump ya up and hope someone else sees this that can help!
     

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