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clear liquid running from hens behind

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So my Gold Laced hen Bianca is as mentioned dripping something clear from her vent. i first noticed about three weeks ago, she would come inside at night and sleep in a laundry hamper lined with a blanket, as she hadn;'t figured out where to roost at yet.when i would get her up in the morning her blanket would be wet on one end. I didn['t give her water in the hamper. Yesterday i picked her upand she in 2 minutes time soaked a small part of my sleeve. its clear, no odor, maybe a litttle bit gooey. Am I just dumb and this is normal? none of my other hens do this. 
The only other time i saw a wet back end my hen died within  6 hours. Bianca eats fine, poops ok, is healthy and shiny. and is about 6 months old, and to date i have not seen her lay an egg. What on earth is going on?

2 game bird hens, 4 gold laced Cochin, a half polish Rooster named Elvis, and a conglomeration of their offspring numbering about 20 which is down from the 60 something birds of last winter. Also 7 Pearl Guineas, and 2 month old Turkeys
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2 game bird hens, 4 gold laced Cochin, a half polish Rooster named Elvis, and a conglomeration of their offspring numbering about 20 which is down from the 60 something birds of last winter. Also 7 Pearl Guineas, and 2 month old Turkeys
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post #2 of 4

Can you post a picture?

Do you think it is egg white matter?

Does her abdomen feel swollen like it has fluid in it?

What type of food do you feed her?

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Hello Wyorp,

I dont know what to take a picture of...the liquid has no color. Its just damp and clear ad about  a teaspooon. i tried to look at her vent  to see if i could seee anything stuck but all i could see was a normal vent, closed , with a litte bit of clear mucosa. it looks like every other chicken butt i have ever seen. I don't thinik she is eggbound as this has been going on for over a month. and as i mentioned she eats well and poops ok. 
We do not have a vet here that will see chickens for less than $80 just to walk in the door sso i hope she is just quirky and leaks. Iff she is suffering i would take her there though. all the birds i have seen be egg bound just stand there in shock and don;t move. I would feel better if she would lay an egg though. As i was saying, she is about 7 months now and i have yet to see an egg that i knew for sure was hers.

 

She is a strange bird but very pretty and sdnuggly.

2 game bird hens, 4 gold laced Cochin, a half polish Rooster named Elvis, and a conglomeration of their offspring numbering about 20 which is down from the 60 something birds of last winter. Also 7 Pearl Guineas, and 2 month old Turkeys
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2 game bird hens, 4 gold laced Cochin, a half polish Rooster named Elvis, and a conglomeration of their offspring numbering about 20 which is down from the 60 something birds of last winter. Also 7 Pearl Guineas, and 2 month old Turkeys
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post #4 of 4

If she is acting normal, eating and drinking good then I guess just keep an eye on her.

Hope she continues to do well.

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