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post #1 of 35
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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?
post #2 of 35
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Originally Posted by Bawk2theFuture View Post

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.

post #3 of 35

Sometimes if they are egg bound for more than a day they will have a shell-less egg in the next 4-24 hours, so keep an eye on that. If still pooping green I would be worried about a possible infection.

 

Can you her her to a vet?

 

-Kathy

post #4 of 35
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Originally Posted by Wyorp Rock View Post

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.
The egg was normal with a normal she'll. It was a little large for her first egg laid ever. It weighed about 53 grams. She's a heavier bodied LF Salmon Faverolles.
She eats Nutrena All Flock. Free Choice oyster shell and grit. For treats I give them fruits vegetables meal worms whatever is in season and they also get some scraps depending if I think they're good enough for the hens. I feed them back the egg shells also.
I felt her abdomen earlier and didn't feel anything but pelvic bones.
The green poo is mostly in the run and on the ground than on her bottom anymore.
Maybe it's residual?
I'll run to Tsc and get some vitamins. Darn it I was there just yesterday morning and I almost bought some...
post #5 of 35
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The egg was normal with a normal she'll. It was a little large for her first egg laid ever. It weighed about 53 grams. She's a heavier bodied LF Salmon Faverolles.
She eats Nutrena All Flock. Free Choice oyster shell and grit. For treats I give them fruits vegetables meal worms whatever is in season and they also get some scraps depending if I think they're good enough for the hens. I feed them back the egg shells also.
I felt her abdomen earlier and didn't feel anything but pelvic bones.
The green poo is mostly in the run and on the ground than on her bottom anymore.
Maybe it's residual?
I'll run to Tsc and get some vitamins. Darn it I was there just yesterday morning and I almost bought some...

Just keep a close eye on her.  Since this was her first egg and large that may be where the trouble was.  Make sure she is drinking, that is most important.  I don't see anything wrong with what you are feeding.  Check her crop at night and first thing in the morning before eating/drinking to make sure it's functioning properly.

 

If it continues then you will need to investigate further.

 

Keep us posted.

post #6 of 35
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OK. So this morning there wasn't much improvement. I brought her in the house and put some water in a dish to see if she would drink...she's not interested. I have been giving her water with a syringe by mouth. (I do realize I should be careful doing this so as not to aspirate...) I'm also giving her plain Kefir. Her crop feels full...very full. I wish I had checked last night so as to compare.
She's in my kitchen sitting on my lap right now.
About four minutes ago she pooped this awful runny green poo tinged with something pink.
(When she laid the egg she bled a bit)
Not sure if that's why it's tinged pink.

Nvm the purple spot someone broke an ink pen on my floor.
post #7 of 35

Cut out all the treats........Fat Birds do not produce great eggs.......So many things are prevented with proper feeding......Treats at 5%....1 Tablespoon per Bird Per day..........If that?

 

 

Cheers!

post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by Wyorp Rock View Post

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.
The egg was normal with a normal she'll. It was a little large for her first egg laid ever. It weighed about 53 grams. She's a heavier bodied LF Salmon Faverolles.
She eats Nutrena All Flock. Free Choice oyster shell and grit. For treats I give them fruits vegetables meal worms whatever is in season and they also get some scraps depending if I think they're good enough for the hens. I feed them back the egg shells also.
I felt her abdomen earlier and didn't feel anything but pelvic bones.
The green poo is mostly in the run and on the ground than on her bottom anymore.
Maybe it's residual?
I'll run to Tsc and get some vitamins. Darn it I was there just yesterday morning and I almost bought some...

Can you bring her inside and put her in a warm room? 80-85 degrees is ideal when they aren't feeling well.

 

-Kathy

post #9 of 35
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There's another egg in there. It's not soft shelled. She's in a warm bath right now...I'm hoping it helps. I went in with a gloved finger and Vaseline. This one's a bit further back than the other one and there's a lot of inflammation of her tissues so you can't actually touch the egg. I gave her an oral syringe of crushed up calcium mixed w/ water...she's also had some olive oil earlier before I knew about the second egg, thought it'd help her empty her crop.
What do you guys think about giving her some castor oil on both ends to help move things along? If so, how much would I give her?
Appreciate your help.
We've fallen on really hard times and a vet isn't an option...
We're all ailing here. 😕
Edited by Bawk2theFuture - 11/10/16 at 9:27am
post #10 of 35
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There's another egg in there. It's not soft shelled. She's in a warm bath right now...I'm hoping it helps. I went in with a gloved finger and Vaseline. This one's a bit further back than the other one and there's a lot of inflammation of her tissues so you can't actually touch the egg. I gave her an oral syringe of crushed up calcium mixed w/ water...she's also had some olive oil earlier before I knew about the second egg, thought it'd help her empty her crop.
What do you guys think about giving her some castor oil on both ends to help move things along? If so, how much would I give her?
Appreciate your help.
We've fallen on really hard times and a vet isn't an option...
We're all ailing here. 😕

Give her time and don't mess with the egg anymore, 'cause you could actually do more harm than good. Bathing can be very stressful, so I like to set my water heater to high, then will a bathroom with steam and just let them sit in there. I know that there are thousands of references to bathing them, but trust me, when they are stressed it can kill them.

 

-Kathy

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