help chickens butt is swollen to the size of a softball, she has died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blueseal, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2008
    i thought she was eggbound. i checked her vent no egg she has yellowish / white liquid comeing from her vent shes panting and groaning in dark corner of coop. she had been broody for about 3 weeks sitting in nestbox . she finally broke the broodiness as i didnt let her set on eggs. but she wouldnt stay out of the box. now shes in this conditon could she be poop bound ,. will she survive.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2009
  2. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    I think try putting her lower half in a nice warm bath then masage olive oil into her vent. Also if she is willing to eat soak (and I mean really soak) bread with the olive oil and feed that to her as well. maybe by lubing up both ends and putting her in warm water you will get things going.
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree and be aware that there could be a broken shell in there and that she may need some gentle assistance to expel them...the warm water will dilate her chute and give the best chance to get that stuff out...
  4. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2008
    just found her dead in coop laying on her back .
  5. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
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  6. card5640

    card5640 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Bangor area, Maine
    Sorry to hear she died. I so worry about the same thing.
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
  8. sammi

    sammi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    it's really important to get them up and out so they can "go", eat and drink..and exercise..
    she might have been constipated..
    hard to know for sure..

    so sorry..

    poor little girl..[​IMG]

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