Upright Chicken

Seaside

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I'm in England. We've just got 6 ex-battery chickens today. one has an upright stance & bad gait when walking & may have some stomach swelling. Any ideas please. Others OK.

Thanks for reading.
 

ranchhand

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Hello,
!

I just PMed someone who has ex-batts, she may be able to help you.
 

Highlander

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Could possibly be eggbound? When you say stomach, where exactly are you meaning? I would take her inside and give her a warm bath, sometime that helps. Keep her in a quiet place for the night and maybe try the bath again in the morning if it didn't help the first time. Is she eating and drinking?
 

WingingIt

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Eggbound was the first thing that came to my mind, too. I'm no expert, though, it's just a guess on my part from what you wrote.
 

ranchhand

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Eggbound was first thought as well, but Highlander has a bunch of them, so I hollered for her help.

I've never had an eggbound hen- and now I am knocking on wood.
 
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Highlander

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Quote:I had one and the bath really did the trick. Keep us posted Seaside, let us know how you are getting on.
 

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