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  1. Maziechicken

    Maziechicken Hatching

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    My chicken Mazie is a 2 year old production red and we noticed today she was moving very slowly and her but feathers were really poopy and hanging down shes stays in the corner of the coop just standing there shes not limping so i dont think shes egg bound what should i do please help[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    First - isolate her from the rest of your flock
    Second - thorough exam - note any/all discharge from any part of her body, are her eyes clear/cloudy - open/closed, what are her respirations like, what is the form of the excrement on her hind feathers-- color, consistency, smell, what color is her comb/wattle area - pale or normal, etc.
    Third - keep warm & quiet while you sort out clues from the exam to find the cause so you can address it - in the mean time, supportive care meaning hydration an available food.
     
  3. Maziechicken

    Maziechicken Hatching

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    The color of the poop on her butt is dark brown her crown looks normal and so does her wattle and she looks bigger then normal i felt around her chest and it feels different its not hard like usually.Thanks for replying
     
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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  5. Maziechicken

    Maziechicken Hatching

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    Thanks for replying we will try bathing her and trying to clean it i think this may be what she has thank you
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    Internal laying or egg yolk peritonitis can be common at this age. Have you noticed any yellow poops or ones that resemble scrambled egg? Their poops can can colors to very runny with dark clumps. Another possibility could be enteritis from bacteria in the soil. It can cause lethargy and foul-smelling brown diarrhea. Here are a couple of links to read, just in case it isn't vent gleet:
    http://www.chickenvet.co.uk/health-and-common-diseases/egg-laying-issues/index.aspx
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/526089/egg-yolk-peritonitis
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/101/necrotic-enteritis
     

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