we have two chooks so is hard to tell whose droppings belong to who, but there are some watery ones in their pen, beens as the other chook seems fine, assume the watery ones belong to the poorly one? Looking at her this morning she seems nowwhere near as miserable, is eating and preening, just not laying?
Can they get cold? she seemed cold yesterday, sitting in a huddle all the time with her eyes shut.....
Dystocia is the obstruction of oviposition or cloacal function because of the egg in the distal oviduct. It is slightly different from being egg bound - which would have very likely taken her life in this amount of time.
As this obstruction worsens it may crowd or impair the air sacs or lungs and you’ll notice difficulty breathing. In any event, your hen would need medical attention and possibly surgery.
In the meantime, let’s try to increase the humidity in her area. Install a vaporizer nearby for a good amount of steamy moisture in the air. Make sure she has plenty of fresh water and feel free to offer her some Gatorade (preferably without sulfites and without added zinc) - or children’s Pedialyte. An eyedropper just inside the beak, a drop or two at a time (slowly, not forcefully) may be helpful in keeping the bird alive until medical intervention.
thanks very much, have been feeding her warm mash for last few days, when i left them this morning she still hadnt laid, but was acting a lot more normal & seemed better?
but thanks very much