Dirty, swollen butt.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kh1988, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    36,719
    13,950
    761
    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    All chickens have some worms since they peck in the dirt. Most tolerate some worms, but in a sick or immune-deficient chicken, the worms may be too many or a more harmful type, that it can harm their intestines and prevent their making use of nutrients. Her problem may not be worms, but it is one of the possible problems to rule out.
     
  2. staceyj

    staceyj Enabler

    5,714
    31,214
    1,022
    Jan 1, 2017
    Coastal NC
    My Coop
    You should start a separate thread about your hens issue (which sounds by your description of penguin walking, as though she may be egg bound.)
    That way treatment suggestions will not get confused between you and the original thread starter.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: