whats wrong with my hen.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bucky52, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    hen is two years
    she is a redstar sexlink
    she has always laid very large eggs.
    she was wormed july of this year
    dusted for mites and lice.
    a week ago i found a shell less egg on the roost board,where she roost.and something else that was pink in color and was spongie
    and it was about 2"long.it look like a peice of an organ.since than she is standing with her featthers fluffed.and she is eating but very little.i gave her a epsom salts warm bath.and rub her belly for about twenty minutes.than i put my surgerial gloves on and some ky
    jelly.and felt in her vent.i did not feel any egg.i have noticed she is standing on one leg most of the time.now i'am wondering if she has hurt her leg or is it something internal.any help would be apprecited
    thanks in advance.
  2. tomhoogstra

    tomhoogstra Out Of The Brooder

    May 10, 2012
    Check for lice, mites, etc.
    She could be broody.
    I know one of my hens fluffs her feathers up when she goes broody.
    Does she sit on a nest? Or does she still walk around?
  3. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    she does more standing,than walking and moves slow.i have not seen her on the nest for a week.she is one of three redstar hens and they have never gone broody. i never gave it a thought that she may be broody.i looked for mites and lice and did not see an
    thanks .
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    It could be "lash" that you saw. You can type "lash" in the search box...plenty of pics in various threads. Here's a link for you:
  5. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2012
    I do not have any ideal what could be wrong as I am still learning about chickens but I hope you get the answer on here as alot of people know alot about these things. Hope everything turns out well for you.
  6. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    thanks eveyone.i will watch her very closely.

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