Help something wrong with my chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by shannonq88, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. shannonq88

    shannonq88 Just Hatched

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    She is in the corner acting weird I picked her up and saw running white poop coming out I do not know if she is egg bound I took some pictures she is sitting there like trying to force something out it seems.[​IMG]
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How is she doing?

    Try to clean up her bum (water and a drop of dish soap works well). Then gently with a gloved finger (use some lubricant) gently feel inside her vent about an inch. See if you feel an egg. If you feel an egg, then give her a soak in an epsom salt bath, give her some calcium - a crushed tums will work. Massage her bottom gently and place her in a quiet area. Hopefully the egg will pass (instructions below).

    The discharge could also be from vent gleet so when you clean her up, see if you notice any odors that may indicate this. There are several treatments for gleet one is apply athlete's foot fungal cream. (instructions below).

    I notice she has blue kote on her? Does she have an injury?

    Egg Binding:
    http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2012/06/egg-bound-hens-how-to-recognize-treat.html
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/07/chicken-egg-binding-causes-symptoms.html

    Vent Gleet:
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment-html/
    http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2013/09/vent-gleet-symptoms-causes-and-natural.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/vent-gleet-aka-nasty-chicken-butt
     
  3. shannonq88

    shannonq88 Just Hatched

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    She does not have an injury I thought that spraying blue kote on them would stop them from pecking each other. Found out it is not used for that. She happened to lay an egg about a half hour after I left her be. I need to go check on her today and then see if she still has anything around her vent or if it smells. Thank you for the links I will read up on them.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I'm glad she laid her egg[​IMG]

    Ok about the blue kote, was just wondering. If you have a picking problem there are a lot of articles and threads here on BYC and the web about the issue.
    It can be cause by a number of things, from needing more protein to boredom or even just having an aggressive hen, that no matter what you do, she just can't seem to stop.

    If the picking has created some small wounds or redness, the blue kote is a good camouflage and antiseptic, so it won't hurt and is a good product to have in your emergency kit.
    Some people report good results with products like Pick-No-More, supposed to taste bad, but I haven't used it, so you might want to look into that.

    Provide some boredom busters, hang fruit or veggies in the run. If it's nutritional upping protein content in the diet can help. Either use a higher protein commercial feed or offer hard boiled egg, tuna, mackerel or meat for a protein boost. Not having enough room can make them cranky so evaluation of space may be in order.

    Just some ideas. Let me know how she is doing.

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/03/chicken-feather-loss-cannibalism-causes.html
     

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