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Is rumpless sick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tcal, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rumpless hen who I noticed as she was drinking today that she had a large buildup of poop on her backside (first time for any of my birds). I was holding her by the feet for 10 or so minutes trimming the poo vent feathers and she vomited. OK, Did she simply loose her water that she just tanked up on because she was upside down for so long OR with the dirty bottom and vomit, is she sick? She seems healthy as the rest otherwise. Eating, drinking, clear eyes...... even after the episode. Please help!
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    You should never hang them upside down for so long. You can wrap her in a towel and then clip the feathers.
    Give her some time and she should be fine.
     
  3. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, it was the upside down thing that upset her tummy. Poor thing. "Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they do when they stick together."... note chickens are fragile too.... look what they do when you hold them upside down for 10 mins!!!
     
  4. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't think about it at the time, I was so concerned about her bottom. .......I felt really bad, still do. My thought was "poor girl" too.
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can always wash them in the sink with baby shampoo.
     

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