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    • CommentAuthorjoannec
    • CommentTimeJun 11th, 2010 9:30pm (Jun 11th 2010)
    Hi its me.

    Goldie is poorly again. Im sorry to be a pest. She went downhill today, not eating/drinking..... Her back area was really messy which is not like her she is normally very clean, the area around her vent is very warm and she is all puffed up. I have cut away the soiled feathers from around her bottom and wiped her with a clean warm cloth, ive massaged her tummy and back area as it seems very hard, ive even put a glove on, lumbed up my finger and wiped it around her vent much to her disgust all these tips ive picked up from the internet i dont want to bath her cause she would possitively hate it. Ive been giving her glucose in her water as this is the only thing she will touch. Ive walked with her in my arms and hummed her the bloody frog couras for goodness sakes. Ive put her to bed with a blanked cause i thought this would be more comfy than straw but she wont sit down she is just standing there.... What else can i do??????

    Regards Jo xx
    • CommentTimeJun 15th, 2010 12:07am (Jun 15th 2010) edited

    Keeper of the hens

    First of all let me apologise for not responding sooner, and I really hope Goldie is okay :bighug:

    Right, okay, I'm leaning towards her being egg bound (but don't take my word for it, try anything and everything you can, and try get her to a special farm vet if possible), she maybe didn't pass out everything from when she was egg bound before, or it could even have happened again.

    She really does need to see a vet ASAP; maybe a farm animals vet?

    A warm bath could be helpful, but I'm not sure it's worth it if it would definitely stress her out. Maybe try it anyway, anything to relax her muscles and try and help her pass an egg...?

    Lubing up her vent with oil should help, so do that every once in a while. Can you feel if there is an egg anywhere; I know you said she felt very solid?

    Not eating or drinking is a very serious sign in chickens and indicates that something is seriously wrong.

    I really am at a loss as to what suggest.

    I hope you are both okay :heart:
    • CommentAuthorjoannec
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2010 9:40pm (Jun 16th 2010)
    No worries about not replying sooner i think i tend to panic...

    Goldie has most deffinately got 10 lives that is her new nick name, she is fine again now, pooping, eating and drinking quite happily.

    I think i have a very odd bird and this i think is going to happen every couple of weeks or so as it is getting more often.

    Maybe me humming the frog coures helped?? haha

    I have started to add her corn and mixed grit into her daily catfood treat as this is the only way she will eat it.

    Either she is very fussy or i am very daft. I think i am going to write a book about them.

    Thank you for the reply and we are now both fine.

    Hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2010 10:24pm (Jun 16th 2010)
    :read: joannec, please write your book on here! We'd love to read it.
    • CommentTimeJun 16th, 2010 10:36pm (Jun 16th 2010)
    That's great news Joanne, thanks for updating us!
      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJun 17th, 2010 5:06pm (Jun 17th 2010)
    Phew! What a relief...they do it just to worry us I reckon.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJun 18th, 2010 5:48pm (Jun 18th 2010)
    Why are we so attached to these creatures!!!!!!!!! as i sit here looking down the garden at mine standing there all together preening them selfs!!! Wonderful. :bigsmile: