Blood and more from vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bleith, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had chickens a long time. Never any real trouble. I currently have 4 birds that are 3 1/2 yrs old. I have black australorp hen that has blood oozing from vent. When I laid her down it appears that her insides seem to want to come out. Her belly is hanging really low between her legs. Any suggestions
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I suspect she could have cancer of her reproductive system or possible liver failure and ascites (water belly.) With liver disease, bleeding can be a problem. I think that I would put her down, especially if she seems in pain or uncomfortable. Or tomorrow, I would take her to a vet to get an opinion. Sorry about your hen.
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Would you be able to post a picture? Could she have had a prolapsed vent that was pecked by the other chickens? That would be my only concern rather than cancer.
     
  4. bleith

    bleith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't appear to be any pecking. Blood seams to be coming out from within and not on the surface and have never had a pecking problem in the past. 2 days ago she seemed fine. Very sudden Thx for advice
     

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