1. ChickenFan

    ChickenFan Out Of The Brooder

    May 6, 2007

    I have a hen that is sick. She is a young hen.

    A couple of days ago she was limping but when I caught her and looked at her leg/foot there were no obvious signs of something being wrong and it seemed to get better.

    I just went out to the chickens though and she was lying in the shade and I first thought she was dead. When I picked her up she was very much alive but she is very weak.

    I have her in a crate w/ water.

    There is a clear discharge from her vent. Does not smell. No sign that I can see of an egg in there.

  2. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2007
    The Sunny South
    Possibly eggbound? You won't be able to see the egg if she is-you will have to feel the area underneath and around the vent.
    Try the search option above and type in "eggbound" to view some other helpful threads.

    I am sorry I can't be of much help myself. Adding pics if you have them will help someone more experienced than I be able to offer advice.

    Best wishes for your sick baby!

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