bloody poop and comb turned yellowish overnight

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nature nut, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went out to open the coop and realized one pullet did not come out. She is a 21 week old barred rock of healthy weight who is normally one of the first out. I opened the coop and found her still coming down the ramp or really just standing on the ramp. Her comb which had been bright red last night has now turned a yellowish color. There was not stools (poop) really under the area where she roosted instead it was a white and light red mix scattered in about a 12 inch or greater area. I have sand pans on the droppings board and the sand looked like it had absorbed a lot of liquid it was moist instead of dry. I did also see her poop out a white, light red, and clear poop in the run just before I came in. Yesterday she was active and alert and today she is huddled with her head close to her body and not moving much. I have been expecting her to start laying any day now so it is possible that an egg has broken in her. I'm about to look up egg binding and bring her in. As far as my housing goes they live in an enclosed coop and run with a sand floor inside and out. It is scooped every day or two. They eat layena and oyster shell. I supplement with green vegetables and fruit in small amounts. They get out a couple hours a day to run around in our yard if the weather permits but haven't been out in the last couple of days.
     
  2. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have checked her abdomen and did not feel any hard lump, examined her vent and there was no egg, no egg pieces, and I felt no stool, I only got a very scant amount of light red liquid in one spot on my gloved finger. Now that I have picked her up she does feel lighter than she did a couple of days ago. She is acting bright and alert, strong. Her comb and face is an orangish pink and the the skin around her vent is also a lighter version organgish white. She is willing to eat sunflower seeds. I'm going to make her an egg and give her corid now.
     
  3. sticksoup

    sticksoup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope she feels better and someone can offer advise. Poor little girl.
     

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