Distended abdomen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Little Bill's Farm, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. Little Bill's Farm

    Little Bill's Farm Hatching

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    Hello,
    I have a 2/3 year old RR chicken with a distended abdomen, ruffled feathers, watery poop, and is lethargic. She is sill eating and drinking. This has been going on for over a month and she did seem to be getting better until last week. However, her abdomen has stayed the same. I bathed her in a warm tub and checked for egg binding but found nothing. Has anyone else had this problem?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Sounds like internal laying or peritonitis. I would probably cull her to end her suffering, though some can live with it for quite a while.
     

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