What's Wrong with Banshee

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LoveThemBirds, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Banshee has not laid an egg for us for 2 months in a half,do to molt.She is healthy (I think),and drinks and eats fine.


    My problem is,she just got in the nest box,but got out.She is not showing signs of egg binding (Nice red comb,no droop to comb or waddles,not walking like she is a penguin.)She has been given probiotics for 3 or two days now.She had the resporitroy disease,but recovered.She is now sitting under the trailer on her side.She is two years old,and is a Production red.


    Question:Should I take cautions and ad Vaseline around her vent?Should I also rub her stomach to help?
     
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    The problem is probably because some other hens were in the nesting box or she wasn't ready.
     
  3. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well,there are 6 nesting boxes.Two big,card board boxes,and three milk crates.No hen was in there.She is interested in the nest and is walking around doing the egg song.
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sitting under a trailer on her side? I assume she is dust-bathing... :/

    I'd give her a minute.

    If you see that she is walking around and looking like she's straining to pass something, I'd pop on a glove and insert my finger into her vent (you don't have to go far) to see if she has an egg in there.

    If she's starting to look uncomfortable or exhibiting any signs of distress after you determine there IS an egg, you can soak her bottom half in warm water (add Epsom salt for a super-relaxing spa treatment) and see if that helps her relax and pass it.

    But before you do that, give her a chance to lay it herself. :)

    Also, a side note, I'm sure you know, but chickens with respiratory diseases never truly "recover." They are carriers for life, can experience flare ups at any time, and can infect other flock members.

    MrsB
     
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