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Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
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Experience:  25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
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Our chicken isn't doing well.

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Our chicken isn't doing well. She is just sitting in her nesting box and won't come out into yard. She has full access to our back yard and is very social. Been laying well of late after a long non laying stretch. Very active and seems happy.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
How is she in herself?
Will she eat and drink?
When did she last lay an egg?
Have you seen her non-productively straining to pass an egg?
If you palpate her belly, can you feel an egg?
If you use a gloved, well lubed finger, can you feel an egg in her vent?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Will respond in a while
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hi again,
No worries about that.
When you do, can you also tell me if she appeared hunched when walking?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
She passed an egg and seems OK now
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
That is very good news and likely the culprit.
I will refer you back to customer service, as you did not need my aid.
All the best,
Dr. B.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you