Hen found panting with lots of soft and loose feces matted around her back-end and vent - died

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by happierfacts, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. happierfacts

    happierfacts New Egg

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    Help... I've lost my first dear chicken yesterday. All in the flock have seemed quite healthy and active. I found my prettiest EE girl "hiding" in a strange place yesterday panting with lots of poo on her back end. I picked her up onto my lap, turned her over a bit and tried to clean off the matted gunk. Her vent was swollen with a small red mass protruding. There was a terrible stench and she was gaseous. She suddenly died in my arms to my horror. What might have caused the diarrhea and panting? Did I cause her death accidentally? What should I do to protect the rest of the flock (6 hens, 1 roo - 3 EE and 3 RIR).
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Sounds like prolapsed vent.
     
  3. happierfacts

    happierfacts New Egg

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    Thank you, Amelia, for your reply and the detail information in the links. [​IMG]
     

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