Mystery Butt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Georgeschicks, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Georgeschicks

    Georgeschicks Chirping

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    -warning very gross-

    hi!
    I noticed that my chickens had very poopy butts. they have been getting a few extra fruit treats lately so there poops have been a lot runn ier. anyway when I was bathing them today I saw that one of my chickens butts looked like this.
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    pretty sure that’s not normal. I think it’s poop and i tried to get as much off of the chicken as possible but I noticed that her butt was huge compared to the other chickens and was saggy and weird. it felt like how a full crop feels. she hasn’t been laying. does this have something to do with it?

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    thanks!
     
  2. Georgeschicks

    Georgeschicks Chirping

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    none of those pics are very good. here are some mlre
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

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  4. Georgeschicks

    Georgeschicks Chirping

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    90C9F8C8-FADC-4114-968D-B69DEA759653.jpeg I checked her for maggots. Didnt
    I checked her for maggots but I didn’t see any. I read that article— thanks so much for the help— and it looks similar to me. We sprayed her with some antibacterial spray and we dried her off. I also trimmed some feathers and was able to get a better picture. Looks very similar to the pics in the article. Thanks!!
     
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  5. Wyorp Rock

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    I would wash that daily or even give her a good soaking in an epsom salts bath daily. Apply Vetericyn or triple antibiotic ointment to the wound. The maggots may be gone, but it looks like maggot damage (maybe the other hens picked them off?)

    With her not laying eggs, she could have a reproductive problem like Internal Laying, Egg Yolk Peritonitis, etc.
     
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    I have not seen any pecking- is it possible that the maggots went away some other way? I will do epsom salt soaks as well as poultry aid spray. thanks!!
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

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    I have no idea. Hopefully that will heal soon.
     
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