Chicken has swollen Anus

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dylann58, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Dylann58

    Dylann58 New Egg

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    Hi i recently bought 4 old english game, 2 cocks 2 hens i noticed when i got them their anus were swollen and 1 of the hens has problem pooping is this a common problem or is their anything to prevent it. Thamks
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos of what you are seeing?

    What type of food/treats are you feeding?
    Do they have access to grit?
    How old are they?
    Is the vent just swollen or is it prolapsed?

    For constipation you can give one time a small amount of molasses mixed with water to see if that helps.

    For the swollen vent you can soak the chicken in a warm epsom salts bath, dry, and apply some hemorrhoid cream to help reduce swelling.

    You may want to feed wet poultry food for a few days, limit treats to no more than 10% of daily diet, offer oyster shell free choice for laying hens and provide access to poultry grit free choice.


    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html
    http://extension.msstate.edu/content/solutions-and-treatments
     

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