my 18 week old Buff had a VERY red swollen butt! help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smeek1, Jul 26, 2011.

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    smeek1 Out Of The Brooder

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    last night her butt was soooo red and bulging, more than an inch in diameter. she looked SO uncomfortable. so I investigated and it was an egg...stuck in her vent. this was her first one.( I think, there was a soft shelled one on the poop board yesterday but I think it was the ancona.)

    I gently extracted it, as it was adhered to her membranes. quite bloody but out it popped, light brown, well formed, hard shell.

    We gave her a warm sitz bath, and within an hour or two her membranes had retracted and she seems fine today...no more eggs yet.

    Will she be able to lay subsequent eggs normally? Has any had this happen to a young chicken new to laying?

    I don't want to have to 'birth' all her eggs for her!!!!.
     

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