What's wrong

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Magnoliae, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. Magnoliae

    Magnoliae New Egg

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    We have a young hen that laid her first egg yesterday. This afternoon seems like something is wrong. She was fine this morning but when we visited the pen just now she was laying down and would not come to us like the others did. She has been the friendliest of them all.
     
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  2. Magnoliae

    Magnoliae New Egg

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    We are new with the chickens so don't have experience when they appear (not the same).
    Should I remove her until we find out what's wrong?
     
  3. Eggcessive

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    Magnoliae New Egg

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    She was better next morning with no treatment. Seems fine today also. No second egg yet though. I'm puzzled over that but continue to watch her.
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    Sometimes there can be a type of temporary lameness after being egg bound or passing a large egg. Sometimes with chickens, you just never know what's going on, but it's good that she is doing well now.
     

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