**URGENT** Hen is walking funny and loosing feathers PLEASE READ AND HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheReadyBoys, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK THIS IS URGENT! I WENT OUT TO THE PEN TODAY AND MY HEN WAS SITTING ON THE ROOST AND SHE HAD NO STOMACH FEATHERS AND SHE IS REALLY RED IN SOME SPOTS. I DON'T KNOW IF SHE IS BEING PECKED, OR IF IT IS THE OTHER HENS! SHE IS STILL STANDING STRAIGHT UP AND JUST SITTING THERE. WHEN I WENT OUT, SHE WAS PICKING FEATHERS OFF OF HER. I THINK SHE MAY COULD BE DYING. SHE MAY NOT LAST MUCH LONGER. PLEASE ANSWER, EVEN IF YOU DON'T THINK YOUR RIGHT. I NEED ANSWERS. ALSO SHOULD I SEPARATE HER FROM THE REST? SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS, BUT IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME! PLEASE HELP!
     
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  2. ChiChiLady

    ChiChiLady Out Of The Brooder

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    There is a thread labled "don't know what else to do" talks about egg binding has a picture like this. Is this what you are describing?
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  3. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sort of yes
     
  4. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    **BUMP**
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    One of two reasons come to mind.... if she is plucking feathers from her chest she may be broody.....

    If she is having problems with possibly being egg bound it would be advisable to soak her in warm water for 20 minutes or so and feel to see if you can help to move the egg along to help her pass it - you can use KY to insert your (gloved) finger inside the vent to ascertain if an egg is stuck inside .her

    Suzie
     
  6. TheReadyBoys

    TheReadyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try the water ;)
     

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