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Ideas? Hen with fluid dripping out of vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SIMZ, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    When closing up the chickens tonight I found an egg under the roost. It was from one of my two leghorns. (I was surprised that I only found one this morning because they each lay an egg every single day.) Then I put out some scratch and noticed that one of my leghorns was all puffed up on the roost, completely unconcerned at the feeding frenzy going on around her.

    Then I noticed that she looked like she was straining and liquid yuck was coming out of her vent......making a small puddle on the ground. Her vent area also looked very large. I first thought egg bound, but both of the leghorns laid perfectly fine eggs today - although one was under the roost which is pretty unusual.

    Any ideas? I brought her inside and she kept going after my hand in her usual manner. She ate half of a bowl of food and is acting fine. Her vent has also dried up and isn't so "obvious" now, either.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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