Hen tries to expel something but cant!

KranK

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Today i noticed that my hen doesn't move a lot. She acts like she's trying to expel something but can't. Skin around her vent is exposed, just like chickens do when are about to poo, and i saw her expelling a bit of some slimey white stuff. A bit is still on her vent feathers. Texture like egg white but it is white in colour. When checking her for an egg bound i noticed that "inside" of her vent looks swollen and very red, almost like blood. At first i even though that it was the prolapsed vent but it went inside (it pulses like hen is trying very hard to expel smthing). I put her in a rabbit hutch (located on the chicken run), gave her some wheat, mash feed/scratch and water. I also put a teaspoonful of mineral/microelements feed for chickens (guess i can call it like that). She is standing in the corned, only goes mad when i try to touch her (when healthy and was in the hutch because of bullying she wanted to go out so much i couldn't give her food without the risk of her escaping). Also she walked like a penguin a bit but only for a moment. Maybe give her aspirin to relieve her from pain/swell?
PS. idk if i checked her for the bound egg like i should. I put a latex glove on my hand, some vaseline on it and just put in in her vent. I also put some petrollum jelly on the area around vent and some inside just in case.
PS 2. her skin around vent is exposed almost whole time, like she's about to poo still but can't
 

Aapomp831

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Put her in a warm bath with some epsom salt and let her relax... see if it doesn’t come out. Of course, you will have to thoroughly dry her before letting her back outside. I have also heard of people giving their birds crushed tums for this kind of thing, but this is not my specialty

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KranK

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Put her in a warm bath with some epsom salt and let her relax... see if it doesn’t come out. Of course, you will have to thoroughly dry her before letting her back outside. I have also heard of people giving their birds crushed tums for this kind of thing, but this is not my specialty

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I'm not sure about the bath idea. I've got no epsom salt + it's winter and in 2-3 hours i'll be closing the coop so before she dries and would have to spend some time for example in warm basement the other hens would be closed in coop and it would be dark. What are tums? Should I cut off the dirty and sticked feathers ? What about charcoal (for diarrhea) and aspirin?
 

Aapomp831

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I'm not sure about the bath idea. I've got no epsom salt + it's winter and in 2-3 hours i'll be closing the coop so before she dries and would have to spend some time for example in warm basement the other hens would be closed in coop and it would be dark. What are tums? Should I cut off the dirty and sticked feathers ? What about charcoal (for diarrhea) and aspirin?
Spending some time in a warm basement would be ok.... the idea is that the warmth from the bath will help relax her making the egg easier to pass. Tums are antacids.... people take them for acid reflux and like I said, I’m not sure if the exact reason but I’ve read people using them to help with egg binding. I would hold off on the aspirin... not sure about the charcoal in this particular situation. I’m hoping a better expert will chime in shortly.
 

KranK

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KranK

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And what about this bloody-red inside of vent? + she was pecking something in straw, most likely was trying to eat it.
 

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