Chicken with poop around vent

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  1. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed one of my chickens was not moving or eating. She was just standing huddling but with her eyes wide open. This has been going on for a while. I noticed she had a lot of poop caked around her vent. I removed it, separated her from the flock. But she is still not moving around very well and she is not herself. One of the other chickens already died from whatever this is, I do not want them all to. Any suggestions as to what it is?
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How old are the birds in question? When you say it has been going on for "a while" - how long has it been...days, weeks? How long ago did the other bird pass and how long was it showing symptoms prior to passing? Now that you have the bird separated how is the intake of food and water -- what is the color, consistency, etc of the waste she is passing? Is there any swelling or discharge (other than the feces) from any part of the bird's body? Have you recently introduced any new birds?
     
  3. waddles99

    waddles99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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