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Lg Swelling below Vent: PHOTO ADDED

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Elisabeth Rose, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Elisabeth Rose

    Elisabeth Rose Out Of The Brooder

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    My 2 year old hen has a large swelling below her vent- like about 3" diameter. It looks like an egg is stuck in there- the skin is stretched out. Her vent was not blocked, but there was dried green/white poop which I washed off. She is acting fine. Any ideas what this might be and how I should treat her? Can an egg get stuck in there- she's been laying Jumbo eggs for a long time with no problem. She is a Barred Rock. Thank you for any advice!
     
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Can you post pictures?
     
  3. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soaking her in a warm bath could help her pass it.
     
  4. Elisabeth Rose

    Elisabeth Rose Out Of The Brooder

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    I have to go get my little boy from Kindergarten. I'll try to get pix when I return. Thanks!!
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If you can see the swelling, it's not an egg. The eggs are located up much closer to their backs.

    -Kathy
     
  6. Elisabeth Rose

    Elisabeth Rose Out Of The Brooder

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    So I gave her a long soak in warm water. She seemed to like it and I also massaged the big lump. Here is a picture. I put her back in the coop alone. If it isn't a stuck egg, what could it be??[​IMG]
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What does it feel like?

    -Kathy
     
  8. Elisabeth Rose

    Elisabeth Rose Out Of The Brooder

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    It feels like a big orange filled with water- like a water balloon. I tried massaging it when I soaked her, but nothing came out. She is asleep now- will check her tomorrow morning. This seems to be a common problem- I read about it and some people say yolk-bound and others infection, so we will see.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If it feels like a water ballon it's probably ascites.

    -Kathy
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    How is your hen today?
     

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