Update on Phoebe

I discovered her abdomen is really swollen. She might have an egg stuck in there. I gave her a warm bath and massaged it. She’s back in the “hospital” and just standing and panting and holding her wings away from her body.

I put about 1/2 tsp of mineral oil in her vent in case she’s having trouble passing an egg. Never thought I’d have to stick something up a chicken butt. There’s a new experience.

I’ve called several vets but either they don’t treat chickens, or were all booked up. I have to ask myself how much I can spend on a vet bill. I love Phoebe, but we make just enough to pay the bills and don’t have much extra. I feel terrible.