HELP!!! Young pullet BLOATED...can't release fecal matter

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crzy4peafowl, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. crzy4peafowl

    crzy4peafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a young pullet that is very bloated around her picky area. You can squeeze that area and feel nothing but water. There is a ball right before the area that is bloated. I think it might be an egg that did not pass through the developing canal properly. Right now, she eats and drinks and walks very slowly because she is a very short legged japanese bantam. Any advice on how to help her "relieve" herself of all that excess fluid?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If you think she's egg bound you can try giving her a soak in some warm water. Sometimes that helps them relax so the egg can pass. If it feels like fluid build up she might be an internal layer.
     

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