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 In 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?



  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Free Ranging

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    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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