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Chicken not eating, yellow poop and hard abdomen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by trameghan, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. trameghan

    trameghan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2012
    My 2 year old light brahma suddenly got sick. I noticed sunday she didn't come at treat time. I checked her over for unjuries and noticed her abdomen was hard. I gave her several warm bathc thinking she was eggbound. Yesterday she acted the same and ate just a little so i checked inside her and there was no egg. I could feel a large hard mass in her abdomen just below where my finger wad.Today she had this odd poop and is not eating or leaving the coop. Its yellow with bits of green. She's one of my lap chickens and I'm very worried. I don't know what to do for her. Please help[​IMG]
  2. trameghan

    trameghan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2012
    I wanted to add that her crop is empty and we don't have an avian vet nearby
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains

    Can you post a photo of her as well?

    My best guess would be Peritonitis or some other internal egg laying issue.

    You can try giving her wet layer pellets to see if she will eat those, if not try egg, tuna, or meat. You can also add some poultry vitamins to her water. Hydration is really important, especially in this hot weather.

    The yellow in the droppings looks like egg yolk (which you sometimes see with internal laying) and the green is most likely because she is not eating. Sometimes antibiotics can give some relief/supportive care to prolong life for a while.

    Peritonitis and internal egg laying issues:

    Salpingitis/Lash Egg:

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