Black Jersey Giant photo - she has an ugly lump near her cloaca.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DonHess, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. DonHess

    DonHess Out Of The Brooder

    Bessie has the ugly butt you see below. I first noticed it yesterday. Today I picked her up, calmed her down and turned her over to examine the area. The bloated blob is not hard, it is soft and pliable. I felt around finger-deep up the cloaca and could feel nothing unusual. I had thought she might be egg-bound, but that doesn't appear to be the case. My other Jersey Giants have grey, fluffy, health-looking butts. Can anyone help identify the problem and tell me how serious it is and what to do next?

    Don


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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Watch to see if she is being plucked by the other girls. I assume when you inspected her earlier you didn't notice any crawlies (lice/mites). Some hens tend to have bare bottoms, I'm not sure why.

    Hopefully someone else will give their input.
     

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