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Chicken not eating, yellow poop and hard abdomen

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My 2 year old light brahma suddenly got sick. I noticed sunday she didn't come at treat time. I checked her over for unjuries and noticed her abdomen was hard. I gave her several warm bathc thinking she was eggbound. Yesterday she acted the same and ate just a little so i checked inside her and there was no egg. I could feel a large hard mass in her abdomen just below where my finger wad.Today she had this odd poop and is not eating or leaving the coop. Its yellow with bits of green. She's one of my lap chickens and I'm very worried. I don't know what to do for her. Please help
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I wanted to add that her crop is empty and we don't have an avian vet nearby
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My 2 year old light brahma suddenly got sick. I noticed sunday she didn't come at treat time. I checked her over for unjuries and noticed her abdomen was hard. I gave her several warm bathc thinking she was eggbound. Yesterday she acted the same and ate just a little so i checked inside her and there was no egg. I could feel a large hard mass in her abdomen just below where my finger wad.Today she had this odd poop and is not eating or leaving the coop. Its yellow with bits of green. She's one of my lap chickens and I'm very worried. I don't know what to do for her. Please help

 

 

Can you post a photo of her as well?

 

My best guess would be  Peritonitis or some other internal egg laying issue.

 

You can try giving her wet layer pellets to see if she will eat those, if not try egg, tuna, or meat. You can also add some poultry vitamins to her water. Hydration is really important, especially in this hot weather.

 

The yellow in the droppings looks like egg yolk (which you sometimes see with internal laying) and the green is most likely because she is not eating. Sometimes antibiotics can give some relief/supportive care to prolong life for a while.

 

 

Peritonitis and internal egg laying issues:

http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx
http://scoopfromthecoop.nutrenaworld.com/tag/laying-issues/
http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/6-causes-of-chicken-swollen-abdomen.aspx

 

 

Salpingitis/Lash Egg:

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/12/salpingitis-lash-eggs-in-backyard.html

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1113538/my-girlie-died-this-moring-i-opened-her-to-find-this#post_17145142

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