Strange posture

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by UNCLEG, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. UNCLEG

    UNCLEG Out Of The Brooder

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    Soory for vague title, but know good way to describe.

    Subject, approximatley a 3 year old Black Sexlink hen, completely average in size and weight.

    Symptoms, Walking very elongated and holding bottom end down towards the ground and wabbles as she walks,

    She is eating and drinking well and other hens appear to pay her no mind.

    No sign of injury,

    Clueless as to cause she was fine day before yesterday.

    I do not know what else to tell ya, I will pay more attention this weekend as I will be home in the daylight for a change.

    Thanx,
    G
     
  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    does she sort of look like a penguin when she stands?

    if so, that sounds like Egg-bound.
     
  3. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just have to ask, is your name pronounced Uncle Egg or Uncle G?
     
  4. UNCLEG

    UNCLEG Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah kinda like a Penquin and it is Uncle G.

    Thanx,

    G
     
  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    Feel around on the front of her - you may be able to feel the eggs.

    Someone experienced would probably tell you to feel in her vent after you lube up a finger. If you can feel an egg there, you have to help it out if possible.

    How long has it been since she laid?
     
  6. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The best treatment I have found for egg bound hens is this. Fill a bucket with warm soapy water. Dish soap works great. And wear old clothes [​IMG]
    Ease her down into the water holding wings so she doesn't splash ya..... About 15 minutes with her butt in the warm water and it relaxes her enough she can usually push egg out. good luck.
     
  7. UNCLEG

    UNCLEG Out Of The Brooder

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    Good news, Friday I was all prepared to to give a warm soaking, but fortunately she had been able to lay the egg before I got home. She is now walking and standing correctly.


    Thanx for all the help!!!

    G
     
  8. citychickers

    citychickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah! Sounds like she was REALLY uncomfortable! Glad that it all came out ok.....hehe I think I just made a play on words.....(really bad one at that!) [​IMG]
     
  9. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    [​IMG] Great news!!! I know you must feel relieved (and her, even more!! LOL )
     

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