Originally Posted by Bawk2theFuture
My husband and I noticed runny green and clear fluid coming out of our six month old pullets vent
and acted quickly to help her get her egg out.
Tail bobbing straining the wet bottom lethargic big lump in her abdomen...all the signs were there yesterday. So we put her in an Epsom bath and massaged it with lubricant until she passed the egg.
My question is this...Why does she still have a runny bottom?
She's stands real still staring off into space...like pretty much most of the day. I even let the chickens into my garden to rip up the last of the tomatoes and cabbages and she literally just stood at the gate staring at them...
Is this normal after the trauma of passing a bound egg? Could there be another one?
Runny green and clear fluid could be a sign of several things, infection, not eating (starvation) and possibly worms.
Can you post a photo of her bottom and the green fluid?
Was the egg "normal" hard shell and all when she passed it?
What type of food/treats do you feed?
Do you provide oyster shell?
Is her abdomen still swollen/bloated?
You may want to separate her so you can monitor her. Make sure she is drinking well. Offer her normal feed and some poultry vitamins if you have them.
Normally when egg bound, once they the egg, they bounce back fairly quickly. She may have something else going on. Internal laying/reproductive disorders are fairly common. The green poop is concerning unless she ate something that made it green. Having a fecal test performed by your vet would be a good idea.