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Black Australorp, has trouble with vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LDuncan, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. LDuncan

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    Hi folks, just noticed my hen had a lot of poop on her feathers. I brought her in a washed her and found that she has about one inch of the inside, outside. There was gooy stuff at the end that washed away (not sure if that was egg or not). What advice can anyone give me. She seems to be acting normal otherwise. I can post a pic if thats helpful.
     
  2. LDuncan

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    Ok, just read other similar posts and I am going to assume its prolapse and treat it for that.
     
  3. LDuncan

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    ok, just found this in their hen house. I suspect its from the hen I was discussing. Anyone know what is going on? [​IMG]
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is known as a lash egg.

    There is a lot of information about them online. :)

    MrsB
     
  5. LDuncan

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    Thank you! I have been reading about it. I have not yet found in reading about it if it is contagious to my flock.
     
  6. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends what causes it.

    It could be as simple as your chicken developed a fever, which "cooked" the egg.

    It could be a symptom of a reproductive disease,

    It could just be "one of those weird things that happens."

    I would highly recommend isolating your girl, if you haven't already. Fending off other chickens when you're sick is no fun and can stress her out and make it worse.

    Now is a good time to consider worming your entire flock with something like Valbazen, if it's been a while.

    MrsB
     
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  7. LDuncan

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    ok, I will. I have the deworming stuff. Thanks so much.

    I have seen some pretty soft-shelled eggs in the past which probably were hers. So I think this has been building up to this probably.
     
  8. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate that I'm no more help. :/ I hope this is the first and last of the lash eggs.

    MrsB
     
  9. LDuncan

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    Thanks so much. I really needed to know what that was.
     
  10. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're very welcome.

    MrsB
     

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