- Dec 10, 2017
my rhode island red has a swollen bottom,what can I do to bring it down? can someone plz help me? she doesn't seem eggbound,i looked. I'm new to this backyard chicken stuff too ty for any ideas
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Might be good to start your own new thread so that we don’t get confused with the OP’s thread. Clean the vent area off with soap and water, and dry her well. Put on a disposable glove and insert a finger into the vent an inch or two, and feel for a stuck egg. Sometimes shell-less eggs can get stuck.Adding to it, I couldn't get a photo, because she's in the laying box and it's a bit dark. She's eating and drinking, poop seems too wet and a bunch in around her vent. I think she may have laid a soft shell egg yesterday as I was scooping poop and it was in a pile but it was hard to tell if there was color as it was covered in poop.
Might she be egg bound? is there a good way to clean off her underside? I live in So Cal, so it's not cold, but it's not warm(by our standards) here right now.