Have a sick hen, no energy and clear liguid coming out vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by johndeeredman, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. johndeeredman

    johndeeredman Hatching

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    I noticed a hen kinda off by herself today. Not much energy either. about 6 months old and she is a red star of rir, I am not sure. When I pick her up clear liquid (diarrhea?) comes out her vent. What may be the problem? [​IMG] Thanks
     
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Does the liquid smell? Does the skin around the vent look red/irritated?
     
  3. If she is holding her tail down and appears uncomfortable, she may be eggbound. Of course, this is not conclusive...
     
  4. johndeeredman

    johndeeredman Hatching

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    She is all well today. I think she was egg bound. She was outside laying most of the day then I found a pretty big egg outside. She seems to be fine now. I have an idea now what to look for when it happens again. Thanks
     
  5. Gretel12

    Gretel12 In the Brooder

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    whew! what a releif..Just has a long hard delivery, i guess...Was it her 1st. egg?
     
  6. johndeeredman

    johndeeredman Hatching

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    I dont know if its her first egg. I cant tell them all apart yet. The wife has three named cause they are the only ones of their breed we have. I need to tag them so I can tell them all apart.
     

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