egg bound or peritonitis? Need help to identify problem.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BarnsB, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. BarnsB

    BarnsB In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2009
    Warren, CT
    I have a hen who has a large orange sized lump below her vent. It is soft & squishy but she does not seem distressed or sick.
    I think she might have egg peritonitis. But thought she would be sicker by now if that is the case.

    I am going to proceed as if that were the case unless anyone else has another suggestion.

    Does anyone have a picture of the underside of a hen with this condition I checked the site and couldn't find one. Trying to confirm this diagnosis.
  2. dmccann

    dmccann Songster

    Jul 19, 2009
    darlington pa
    My Coop
    I have just been thru this, i had an x ray done,which confirmed it. This is a web site on chicken poo,it shows a lot and shows what an egg pertionis hen's poo looks like. I think the site is aunt Sallys. Good luck

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