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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by IrishBoy, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. IrishBoy

    IrishBoy Songster

    Aug 3, 2009
    so one of our hens ... has had this for a bit m she eats fine, drinks fine , runs around the field fine but i don'y know is she laying ...

    any ideas dudes and dudetts?


    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009

  2. eekgads

    eekgads Chirping

    Aug 19, 2009
    Central VA
    Is this a prolapse? I'm not sure since I've never had one (knock on wood).

    If so, here's some articles on http://www.avianweb.com/Prolapse.htm

    , there's a thread on BYC entitled "Please Help My Chicken With Prolapse" w/ lots of good answers.
  3. karen71

    karen71 Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Bear, DE
    Personally I have never seen anything like that. Could be a tumor -egg bound - it didn't look like a prolapse to me but who knows ?

    Many smart chicken people here - somebody will know ?
    Does she appear in pain ?
    Are the others pecking her bum? You may want to isolate her.

    Good luck [​IMG]
  4. feckless_son

    feckless_son In the Brooder

    Jul 24, 2009
    Too close to Boston
    isolate her for safety, apply warm (not hot) water via cloths, then Preparation H to relieve the inflammation.
  5. IrishBoy

    IrishBoy Songster

    Aug 3, 2009
    Quote:swear to god , no pain is obvious! .. and the other chickens don't peck or anything .. .
  6. IrishBoy

    IrishBoy Songster

    Aug 3, 2009
    there is nothing hanging out or anything , just seems really .. puffed up .. lik big !
  7. Probably internal laying - this looks like ascites (fluid build up, related to inflammation) or simply lots of egg-matter acumulating in her abdomen. She could end up with egg peritonitis eventually, which is invariably fatal, but if she's fine for now, then all good. She may manage to live out another few years with this condition, if she's lucky. It's best to leave well alone.

    There's not much you can do for her anyway, if it is internal laying, apart from expensive hysterectomy surgery.

    If she's healthy and well otherwise, I'd just keep an eye on her.

  8. I was going to suggest ascites, as well. I read that both brewer's yeast and vitamin c have been shown to help with the alleviation of this, but I have no idea how they are supposed to be administered. Of course, that's assuming she has it. I would isolate her and see if she is, indeed, laying. It'd give you a really good indicator if there's internal laying going on, and you could do a serious inspection of her whole body.
  9. SurprisingWoman

    SurprisingWoman Songster

    May 27, 2009
    South Weber, UT
    Ow! owowowowowow. That looks so painful. I will be watching this thread. Please keep us informed of how it goes. Poor girl.
  10. toredano

    toredano Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Grainger County,TN
    How can that be NOT painful?

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