Help - vent leaking clear liquid.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gtown Farmer, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Gtown Farmer

    Gtown Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello folks. When my hens went to roost tonight, I noticed one of my 7 month old pullets was hanging around a nest. I went back 15 minutes later and she was in the nest. I noticed a clear liquid leaking from her vent. I lifted her tail and found lots of dropping on her inner tail feathers. She's acting a little hunched too. I brought her in the house for tonight to watch her.

    Any clues on what can be happening? My first hunch was a broken egg insied her.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2009
  2. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    It sounds like a broken egg to me too.
    Good luck with her.
    Renee
     
  3. FlagChick

    FlagChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that one of my girls is also experiencing a broken egg inside her. I also brought her in the house and from multiple sources read that soaking in warm water is supposed to help relax the muscles, and then help pass the egg. I tried the soak, felt inside the vent for an egg (I couldn't tell), and so far, no luck here, but she's eating and drinking a little bit again, so I'm taking that as a good sign. Good luck, and please post what happens with your bird and if you find anything that is supposed to be helpful.
     
  4. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    Warm Bath, gentle massage , extra heat, Electrolytes in water, add oil in and around the vent.

    mine passed a Huge 3.3 ounce double Yoker!
     
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  5. FlagChick

    FlagChick Out Of The Brooder

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    How long/often with the bath? When should I expect her to pass everything? Exactly where should I massage her?
     
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  6. Gtown Farmer

    Gtown Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Well folks, once again you've helped me avert a chicken emergency. As suggested, I gave her a warm bath for about 30 minutes and massaged her abdomen from front to back, as well as her vent (she fell asleep after 2 minutes in the bath). After the bath, I put vaseline around and in her vent, feeling for any obstructions. I wrapped her in two towels for about 30 minutes and kept her on my lap. She slept the whole time.! In a spare bedroom, I created a "nest" of towels for her to sleep in with some water and food. This morning there was a broken, jelly-like egg in the nest and she was just as active as ever. I gave her a probiotic mash of yogurt, vits. and electrolytes and her layer mash. She ate it up.

    Thanks again everyone. I appreciate your help.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
  7. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    CALIFORNIA
    Good job!
    What a lucky chicken.
     
  8. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! What great news!

    I teared up a little. Glad she's o.k.
     
  9. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    WTG:celebrate

    Nice Job!
     

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