Hen refusing food, clear stuff streaming from vent?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EastinChickens, May 22, 2010.

  1. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the title explains her first symptoms... She is laying down a lot and when she does get up, her wings droop and she is crouched, looking like she is trying to lay an egg. I tried to offer her yogurt, she would not eat it. Her vent area is red, puffy, and looks like her her insides are sticking out by about 1/4 inch, then they will go back inside... I don't think it is a prolapsed vent though.... She is a 2 year old Rhode Island laying Hybrid. Does anyone know what this is? I will be posting pics later....
     
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
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    Sounds like maybe she's egg bound. I would do a forum search and see what you can find. Hope she gets better quickly!
     
  3. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know about her being eggbound.... I felt around and I didn't feel any eggs, and when I found her this morning, she was out in the run, not in a nestbox.
     
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  4. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    hmmm... i'm not sure. Hopefully this will bump your thread up a bit and someone will answer.
     
  5. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: she just laid an egg, looks normal......
     

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