Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chicken legnood

Chickens and their ailments: LEGNOOD

We speak of legnood as a chicken to lay an egg in the fallopian tube is ready, but it can not be pressed out. Legnood usually occurs in young laying hens for the first time to lay. It also occurs in older chickens when they lay an egg must be much larger than usual (eggs with double yolks), broken or if the egg is bothering. Usually it is a combination of the above causes too low a temperature, too little exercise and / or malnutrition.
It is therefore advisable to daily just to check the nestbox hens both day and night sit on the nest while they are not broody. It is a disease that should not be underestimated, because if we do not intervene in time they may even die.

What are the symptoms?
The young remain in their nest in the 'penguin posture' and tries to squeeze long. Sometimes even a small protrusion of the cloaca which is partly visible to the outside was pressed.

What can you do?
The place them apart, away from the other chickens, and preferably warmer (30 to 35 ° C is ideal).

Instillation of a few drops of salad oil into the vent opening may facilitate the laying of the egg. If there is a little vent to the outside, the layer to be removed from her loft mates. This would be hanging 'prolapse' aanpikken which mortally wounded is serious to them.

You can certainly treat these symptoms that can hop around the chicken again. We wash with the bulge with warm water and bring legdarm back inside. This is quite a dirty drawing and household gloves are therefore not a luxury here.

Now take a cloth and wrap it tightly in the hen, so the wings and legs remain closed. Pin everything down and put the chicken in a dark, warm place, preferably one day so that the chicken is enough to rest. For the night you can her a drink and eat.

The next day you make them back off and when legdarm stays may leave you scratching her aside.

If the evening is still going well, then she's already back at night to roost with the other chickens.
If you can not see or are not willing to take unnecessary risks, you can always consult a specialist vet to heal your chicken.


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