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My almost 2 year old RIR is sick. Her tail has been down for 3 days, belly swollen and vent seems to be pumping. Poop started out as watery. Isolated her indoors. Yesterday, I soaked her in warm water for about 10 mins and after a rest, inspected for egg binding. While poop squirted out with each inspection, one time there was an almost liquid fleshy substance that came out. Done a few warm water soaks and no change. She's eating baby oatmeal with crushed oyster shells and cheese pieces. She's drinking water and comb is slightly pale. Poop then turned white and not runny, but still waddling like a penguin and just sits back down. Any suggestions to try at home? I have not wormed chickens and live in Vermont. It has been very warm and then we've finally started to have a northeast winter with temps in the teens. I have a heat lamp in my coop as it is usually below 32 and chickens prefer to stay in coop.
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My almost 2 year old RIR is sick. Her tail has been down for 3 days, belly swollen and vent seems to be pumping. Poop started out as watery. Isolated her indoors. Yesterday, I soaked her in warm water for about 10 mins and after a rest, inspected for egg binding. While poop squirted out with each inspection, one time there was an almost liquid fleshy substance that came out. Done a few warm water soaks and no change. She's eating baby oatmeal with crushed oyster shells and cheese pieces. She's drinking water and comb is slightly pale. Poop then turned white and not runny, but still waddling like a penguin and just sits back down. Any suggestions to try at home? I have not wormed chickens and live in Vermont. It has been very warm and then we've finally started to have a northeast winter with temps in the teens. I have a heat lamp in my coop as it is usually below 32 and chickens prefer to stay in coop.
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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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:welcome

 

Sorry to hear your girl is ill. Here's a link to the emergency forum mentioned:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

 

I hope she's better soon. Good luck!

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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. So sorry to hear about your girl. Hope she gets better soon.
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I would take her to the vet rather than risk loosing her.

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