losing chickens, egg binding?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Blacknight30, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Blacknight30

    Blacknight30 New Egg

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    Last night my wife found a chicken dead in the coop, some feathers missing from the back left of the neck but no blood our pills of feathers. This morning one seemed a little lethargic, she checked it when she went to check eggs just a little bit ago, that hens vent looked like it had bloody/puss and swollen. Any ideas what it might be or what to do?
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Perhaps a small predator, something like a fisher cat or feral cat, tried to grab them?
     
  3. Blacknight30

    Blacknight30 New Egg

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    That's what I thought at first, but I didn't see any tracks when I did a walk around. Did some research, maybe a vent prolapse...
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Yes it might be prolapsed. Clean the area and put preparation H on it.
     

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