Dead hen - Swollen/bloody vent picture

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jacobnlynn, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Jacobnlynn

    Jacobnlynn In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2011
    Found a dead hen this morning. They are right about 6 months old, Buff Orpingtons.. this is one I hatched myself. I had 26 hens and 5 roosters. I have had a hen laying double-yolkers half the time.. but I don't know if this is her. It is puffy around her vent, and right over the vent is bloody looking. Is this trauma? Disease? What was the cause of this? My chickens free range... she was dead in the barn.. totally cold this morning. I am leaving in a few days for my sisters wedding next weekend so if it's a disease I need to get on top of this ASAP. Thanks


    Last edited: Oct 15, 2011

  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Crowing

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    I'm sorry about the loss of your chicken. My guess is that she was egg bound, which means that an egg could have gotten stuck in her vent or broken in her vent. New layers are at higher risk for the condition. If that is the cause of death, then you would not have to worry about the others catching anything from her.

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