Chicken has swollen Anus

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

  1. Dylann58

    Dylann58 Hatching

    Aug 7, 2016
    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 Enabler

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    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.

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