Walking funny. Can't poop? Help please. Video added, post 5

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LittleChickenLady, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    My Silkie is walking around the coop funny. She's acting alright, but will squat like she's going to poop, but won't.

    I'll see if I can get a video of her doing it.
     
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  2. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    How old is she?
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she laying? sound like she could be egg bound.
     
  4. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    She's over a year I was told. She's never laid before though.
    I did get a video. I'm uploading it now.
     
  5. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
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  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take her inside and soak her in warm water for at least 15 minutes. If she is egg bound that may help relax her so she can lay the egg. Feel under her you should be able to feel the egg if she is egg bound. Soaking her will also get the nasties off her rear end. If her tummy feels swollen like a water balloon she could be an internal layer which you will either have to cull or take her to the vet. I just reread this by tummy I mean her underside down between her legs not her crop.
     
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  7. LittleChickenLady

    LittleChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    Clanton, Alabama
    Quote:Thank you.
    She actually JUST passed it. Literally.
    It is soft and broke open immediately.

    And yes, her belly does feel awfully squishy..

    ETA: She seems fine now. Is there anything else I need to do to her? Is she going to be alright? [​IMG]
     
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  8. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first egg probably is the hardest. Just keep an eye on her but I'd suspect that she'll be fine.

    And get her some oyster shell or another calcium source.
     

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