what is wrong with her

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by oldmanmax, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. oldmanmax

    oldmanmax Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2011
    My rock bar is walikng around with her tail feathers tucked most of the time. any ideas as to what might be wrong?
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Tucked tail feathers basically means your chicken isn't feeling well. The first thing that comes to mind is egg binding. Has she laid an egg recently, or has she been walking more upright and waddling?

    If you look at her vent you may be able to see where the egg is. If you don't see it at her vent, try feeling her abdomen very gently and see if there's anything hard or egg shaped on touch.

    One of the best things you can do for an egg bound hen is give her a warm and steamy bath. (The steam in particular helps egg bound hens). Let her sit in the warm water for a little while if you can.

    You can try giving her some sugar water, too. This will momentarily perk her up and make her feel more up to eating, if she isn't eating much.

    If you are able, please look up at the top stickied topic on this page. If you could at least fill out part of the form listed there, it would help us in diagnosing her!

    I hope she feels better soon--best of luck to you! [​IMG]

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