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 New Egg

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Does the liquid smell? Does the skin around the vent look red/irritated?
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    If she is holding her tail down and appears uncomfortable, she may be eggbound. Of course, this is not conclusive...
     
  4. johndeeredman

    johndeeredman New Egg

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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 Out Of 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 New Egg

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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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