Help what's wrong with my hen

PNWChicky

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 5, 2013
24
0
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Kingston, WA
I think my hen tried to lay her first egg. This morning when i let them out of their coop i noticed her backend was really wet. When i got home today i looked closer and she had a rubbery substance stuck to her feathers and her vent was protruding and red. I cleaned her up and pushed it back in. When i went back out to check her, her vent looked better but she's just walking around leaking clear fluid. It doesn't smell bad, she's acting normal. What could be wrong with her and what should i do?

Thanks
 

Nutcase

Songster
7 Years
Dec 2, 2012
1,440
168
228
Australia
My Coop
My Coop
I think my hen tried to lay her first egg. This morning when i let them out of their coop i noticed her backend was really wet. When i got home today i looked closer and she had a rubbery substance stuck to her feathers and her vent was protruding and red. I cleaned her up and pushed it back in. When i went back out to check her, her vent looked better but she's just walking around leaking clear fluid. It doesn't smell bad, she's acting normal. What could be wrong with her and what should i do?

Thanks


This could be any one of several problems:

Vent Gleet

Egg Binding

Prolapse

Internal Laying

The most likely one to me is vent gleet, which is a type of bacteria/yeast infection. Take a look at these links:

http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment.html

http://www.mcandyfarms.com/vent-gleet-rid-vent-gleet/

If she is egg bound her bottom will probably be swollen and she may be fluffed out and sickly-looking. If you search the site you will find many threads about prolapses, internal laying and egg binding if you are interested in looking into them.

Good luck! :)
 

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