Stationary Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 5LadyHens, May 25, 2012.

  1. 5LadyHens

    5LadyHens In the Brooder

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    It's been over 12 hours and my beloved hen, Blondie, hasn't moved out of
    the nesting box. Her feathers make her appear all puffed up. And I noticed
    the red comb on top of her head is shriveled up, not plump like her sisters.
    We've had the girls for over a year and I've never noticed this behavior before.
    I'm very concerned. Please advise. Many thanks.
     
  2. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Songster

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    Does she look egg-bound? Check her vent and abdomen for hardness. If she does appear to be egg-bound, place her in a warm bath to loosen up her insides.
     
  3. 5LadyHens

    5LadyHens In the Brooder

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    K-12 Chickens,
    I'm assuming Blondie is egg-bound because she only visits
    the nesting box when she is ready to lay an egg. I will
    put her in a warm bath. Thank you for your help.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2012
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    K-12 Chickens Songster

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    Your welcome! You should also make sure after the bath to offer her food and water. It is essential that she eats and drinks.
     

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