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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by darrenandhelen, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. darrenandhelen

    darrenandhelen Hatching

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    Hi all, we're new to chicken keeping and this tread, got a little problem with a buff sussex hen, she is in moult and you can see a large bulge on her back end just below the vent, we're thinking she has an egg stuck as she ain't layed in 3 days and now seems not with it at all, I've got her in a covered cage with warm water underneath trying steam method, are we thinking and doing the right thing?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] I'm sorry to hear about your hen. Is it possible to post a photo of this "lump"? Sometimes stuck eggs can cause an obvious lump, but in most cases things like that are because of internal laying, ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity), or an infection of some sort. There are many threads on BYC about internal laying, so I would recommend searching around a bit.

    Sorry I couldn't help more. Good luck with your hen!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC - good luck at resolving this problem.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome! :)
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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  6. FaithFeathers

    FaithFeathers In the Brooder

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    Welcome! Happy you're here! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  8. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

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    [​IMG] Sorry i cant be of much help.
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Good luck to you.
     

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