Help not sure what happened

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zooinmypocket, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. zooinmypocket

    zooinmypocket Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi so I put in my chickens at night and take them out in the morning. Last night my hen was fine, but this morning I noticed some matting and what reminds me of fat. She doesn't seem to be in pain and is eating and drinking. Wanted to see if I should do anything about it.[​IMG][/IMG]
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello-

    Did you get ahold of her and look at her chest? Is there an actual wound? It kind of looks like maybe she broke a yolk and sat in the gooey yolk all night....
     
  3. Phoenixsw

    Phoenixsw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it an injury, or just something stuck to her feathers? Could she have layed down on a broken egg and gotten it stuck in her feathers?
     
  4. zooinmypocket

    zooinmypocket Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like that was it, but I didn't find any remains of broken eggs either. Strange. I cleaned her up and she seems fine, didn't like the water. Thank you for the help. Just a worried chicken mama.
     
  5. Phoenixsw

    Phoenixsw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it didn't have a shell, or it's possible they might have eaten the broken one. Anyway, glad she's ok!
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    YAY! I wish all chicken problems were that easy! I'm so glad your chicken is OK.
     

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