Bald bulge beneath vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rossco17, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. rossco17

    rossco17 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 8-month BO hen has a large squishy bulge right below her vent.it has some dried blood on it I'm guessing from dragging or something. She's behaving normal with eating and foraging and laying. Not sure what to do. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are a number of conditions that can cause a bulge in this area, like a hernia or ascites. Here's a thread that may be helpful: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/685262/severe-bulge-under-chickens-vent-pictures-please-help.
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Could just be winter fat stores. If she's laying and otherwise acting healthy, I'd see how she goes along. If you are feeding any "treats", I'd lay off those and just feed a balanced ration only.
     
  4. rossco17

    rossco17 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks both. I cleaned it up with warm water and some antibiotic ointment. I also tried to aspirate fluid from the bulge but there wasn't any in there. I'll just keep an eye on it for now

    Will follow up when things change.
     

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