What's wrong with my hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nigellas, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Nigellas

    Nigellas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out to check on my girls and I noticed one was not outside with the rest. I saw her laying on the ground of the coup and thought that maybe she was gearing up to lay her first egg. (They are about the age to start.) It's been about 2 hours so I went to check on her again and she was still laying there, but this time looked pretty bad - Her eyelid was shut and she didn't open it until I touched her. She didn't even protest when I picked her up, which is very odd as she's pretty flighty. I put her back down because I wasn't sure if this is what laying a very first egg looks like - I didn't want to disturb her any further if that's what it is.
    Is this too vague to diagnose? What should I do?
     
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    [​IMG] sorry, but I sure hope she recovers! [​IMG]
     
  3. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if she's eggbound.
     
  4. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    thats how one of mine acted when she was egg bound recently. good luck [​IMG]
     
  5. Nigellas

    Nigellas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's dead. [​IMG]

    It all happened so quickly. I'm really curious what you all think it might have been, and if I need to worry for the health of the other girls.
     

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