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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My chicken seems to be egg bound was laying 1 a day now she

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My chicken seems to be egg bound was laying 1 a day now she just sits in the corner like she is going 2 lay but nothing. I have tried Roland's and warm baths but nothing.l am worried she is in pain
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

We need to differentiate if she's truly egg bound, brooding, or ill. An egg bound hen might walk like a penguin and squat as if to lay frequently. You might see a distended lower abdomen as well. Here's more information for you in this regard: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-binding-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention

A broody hen may act aggressively toward you when approached, resist being moved, show a diminished appetite and have less frequent but more voluminous droppings. Here's more information for you in this regard: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com//search?q=caring+for+broody+hens

If she's ill, there might be other symptoms. How old is she, please? Are you seeing conjunctivitis, nasal discharge, sneezing, coughing, increased respiratory rate, regurgitation/vomiting, diarrhea, pale comb/wattles, or lameness?

After reviewing those sites, what do you think is going on with her?

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You confined what I knew tried treatment again if you know any more than backyard chickens web site it would be helpful I found that on my own without spending money, still no egg
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is for sure egg bound, the massage and bath helps her poop but not get it out, I used ky on a glove and could not feel a egg
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is 7 months old