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Help!!! My Australorp has some liquid coming out of her vent.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sunnysilkie, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. sunnysilkie

    sunnysilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I checked on my chickens and my Australorp had wet tail feathers. I thought it was some poo but I checked her vent and she had some clear yellowish liquid coming out of her vent. I'm new to chickens and she is my first one, she has just started laying eggs. I checked the other one, a White Leghorn and she has nothing wrong with her. She hasn't started laying yet. Please help!
     
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    anyone?
     
  3. sunnysilkie

    sunnysilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    It's ok it's gone, but what was it?
     
  4. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she lay today? Hoping she'll be ok.
     
  5. sunnysilkie

    sunnysilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    She has laid three eggs so far. She didn't lay today, but she hasn't laid every day since I found the first egg.
     
  6. okhippie

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    If it was yellowish it sounds like yolk, and if she didn't lay today, she might have cracked the egg inside. I am new to this as well, but have read many posts on egg-bound chickens, and eggs that break inside the vent. I think you want to make sure she is all clear, if the shell was hard, it might scrape her inside. It's possible it was a soft shell, too, so maybe that is a calcium issue.
    Search for "egg-bound" and see what turns up. Wish I could be more helpful.
     

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