Sick hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jferlisi, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    So i have a hen the has an issue. I have noticed over the last few days that she has been walking funny, kinda waddling, so yesterday i checked her over and she has no wounds, no bugs, nothing is wrong with her rear end. She is eating and all comes with it. Today she wont come down from the roost. Any ideas on what could be wrong?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Have you checked her vent for an egg??
     
  3. PAchickenlover

    PAchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, you looked, but did you feel her abdomen? Is there anything hard in there? Does she seem to be straining to get something out?
     
  4. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    I have not but she doesn't look like she is. But ill go look.
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

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  6. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
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    Ok just got back in. Its not hard at all, its really soft and squishy but it almost feels swollen.
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

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    It could be a fluid build up. If so it needs to be drained with a needle!!
     
  8. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    How would i do that?
     
  9. willowbranchfarm

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    Sorry the link wont work. Go to youtube and type in Draining a chickens abdomen. Its by Doctor Ross Perry.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013
  10. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Ok thanks very much.
     

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