Frozen Mucus on hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kathleens1979, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. kathleens1979

    kathleens1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2014
    Hanna City, Il
    Hi! We just came home and the first thing I did was check on the chickens. It's been REALLY cold today (4 degree high), but not windy. When I looked at my white EE hen, I noticed she had frozen mucus on her butt. I took her in and cleaned it off- it was frozen and looked like a long drip of mucus from the vent. Could this be from laying or should I be worried? She just laid the first egg I've seen from her yesterday. She seems a little slow and lethargic, but in the cold, it's hard to tell if that's being sick or just keeping warm. Let me know if you have seen this in other birds- as a symptom or as a natural part of egg laying. Thanks!!!
  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 30, 2012
    River Valley, AR

    Sorry I don't know the answer to your problem but I will give you a bump so maybe someone else will chime in. Good luck! [​IMG]
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