Green Poop blocking the vent?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ec_Prokta, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    One of my chickens has green poop, ranging in shade from bright green to muddy green, blocking her vent. We gave her a bath to remove most of the poop, and now she's walking around slowly and is somewhat hunched over. She's also eating and drinking as usual, but her tail isn't up and she's not being as noisy as all the other chickens.

    We found this out in the morning. Is there anything else we can do for her?
     
  2. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if she's wormy or an internal egg layer.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I'd check her for egg binding. Sounds like she may have something more than poop blocking her vent.
     
  4. bakabaka

    bakabaka New Egg

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    I also have a chicken with what seems like some sort of vent blockage. She is very lethargic and I washed the area off yesterday. It is really smelly and yellowish with cottage cheese looking parts. Today when I left for work she was in the nesting box. She was still there when I came home! So I brought her in the house, gave her a warm bath. I massaged her tummy and back area gently. It was soft not hard. I have her in a large dog crate now, with yogurt mixed with olive oil, and water with apple cider vinegar in it. I put a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel into the crate with her. I actually placed her onot the hot water bottle and she stayed for a very short while. Now she is milling around, not eating or drinking and not sitting on the HWB. For several days she has been withdrawn from the group and when I washed her off yesterday, she was not difficult to catch. Her comb seems okay, maybe a bit darker on the tips. There have been soft shelled eggs in the coop. I have had this occassional problem with my Arucana, but these eggs were light brown and this girl is a Buff Orp. I just noticed she pooped a yellow fluid in her crate just now. So I guess my next step is the glove and oil to see if she is egg bound. If she has egg peritonitis???? I don't know, she is a bit swollen, still has feathers though. She is spongy not firm in the abdomen. I am very worried about her. She is the second best bird we have had. Our first brody bird, Nesty we lost to a coon attack with three others. This is our Buff, she is the queen and now she may be dying???? I am so worried.
     
  5. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like you are doing good research & giving her conscientious care.
    So sorry your hen is having a problem! I hope she recovers alright. [​IMG]
     
  6. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Chillin' With My Peeps

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