So proud! I "fixed" my hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by baucomgop, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. baucomgop

    baucomgop Out Of The Brooder

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    My Hen that hasnt been laying over the last week has laid an egg! I feel so much better now. After being adviswed that this could be a problem if she collects yolks in her abdomen, I decided to give her a good examination. I noticed that she had accumulated a nice sized lump of rock hard poop under her vent. With my husband holding her I cleaned this off. After seeing it, I was sure that this was either blocking her vent or making it painful to sit and lay. She laid a beautiful egg the very next morning!

    So thought I'd update and thanks to everyone who posted their thoughts.


    Louisa
    in Annapolis MD
     
  2. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's wonderful! So glad you fixed her up!
     
  3. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    Wow! I'll bet she feels better now.
     
  4. eggseroneous

    eggseroneous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job!!
     
  5. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well done.

    It just shows that examining the bird and providing 'first aid' can be all that is needed.

    sandie
     
  6. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats good news. Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] GREAT! [​IMG] Wish all solutions could be so simple. [​IMG]

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  8. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Great job figuring out the problem and getting it taken care of! I am actually a lot less reluctant to do my own "doctoring" on my animals since I have had my horses. I do all of the vaccinations on them and most of the small stuff. I have been reading up on a lot of the "emergency" threads and have been amazed at some of the things people have been able to do on/for a sick chicken. There are a ton of people out there willing to give good advice and help!

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  9. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    maybe when she felt like she needed to lay and sat down the 'lump' felt like an egg, and so she thought she layed it




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  10. jennifer@couplandtx.org

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hummm. I'm wondering if that something like that is going on w/ mine. Was the egg you got the next day normal? I have been missing one egg a day, and I thought one was hiding a stash somewhere, but after searching and searching, to no avail., I gave up. But then yesterday I got my normal 8 eggs, but one of them was shaped oddly, so I figured that she was almost egg-bound and then got unstuck. But I don't know which chicken does what, so... I need to get those bands and put on their legs by different colors, that may help. Anyway, I am wondering if I'll get my 8 eggs today [​IMG] jennifer
     

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