Urgent!!! Sick chicken!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ilikehorses2, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. There is a chicken at a place I ride and the person who owns that place just called me and said one of the chickens sounds sick! He doesn't have a computer so he wanted me to look into it...

    The chicken has making a noise kinda like she is saying eeeeeeee all day!! The sound of the e is like the first e in egg.

    This is a hen that is maybe 3 years old and has notlaid an egg all fall neither has the other hens...
    Help!
     
  2. Breed is phoenix!
     
  3. horsesNchickens

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    could it be she might be egg bound?
     
  4. I don't know what to do if she is...
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My chickens do that when they are laying a really big painful egg.
     
  6. She has been doing all day though and hasn't laid an egg since a few months!
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They could try a warm water bath to see if she passes an egg. They would need to blow dry her feathers if it is cold though (don't know where you are from). I don't know if this would be helpful or not. You might google eggbound to see if it matches what they see.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012

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