Ok, I posted here about a week ago that a dog had got into the coop and attacked my hens and killed 3 (2 immediately and 1 died afterward from injuries). Anyways, since then my other 5 hens have not been great. One was broody already at the time and 4 have been off and on laying since then. 2 of the hens may or may not have laid eggs since then (13 days ago).
One of the hens has poop on her feathers and her bottom area seems swollen. I checked for an egg (glove and KY) and couldn't feel anything in the vent, but the whole area below (between her vent and legs) seems tight and swollen. I am wondering if maybe it has to do with the dog attach, or if it is just because the other hen is broody and kicks everyone out of the nesting boxes? We don't have any vets in the area that treat or specialize in chickens.
We are making a broody box for our one hen as she doesn't seem to be getting better and it is causing stress for the other hens. Hoping they will all start laying again in normal rotation, I am getting so stressed out.
Any ideas for me?