1. ChickenFan

    ChickenFan In 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 Songster

    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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