Need advice on what this could be and what needs to be done

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Td310, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    Just to clarify, medicated feed contains an anticocidiostat, usually amprolium which acts to starve any coccidia in the gut. I'm not sure what Corbin is unless you mean Corid. I think it is more likely that this bird had a prolapse or rupture due to a reproductive malfunction (possibly salpingitis since you describe an object protruding from her vent which may well have been a "lash egg") which caused the bleeding back end, possibly helped by some pecking from her flock mates.
    The white diarrhoea is urates. Normally this is passed with regular faeces and is the white capping you see on poop. When it is excreted without faeces it is sometimes due to extreme heat and drinking lots but it can also be caused by a blockage of the gut preventing normal faeces from being passed and so the urates are expelled on their own.
    Salpingitis is an infection of the oviduct which caused egg material and pus to combine and solidify into rubbery flesh coloured masses called "lash egg" These are difficult to pass due to their irregular lumpy shape and texture and the oviduct becomes impacted with them. Sometimes a mass as large as a grapefruit develops and eventually due to the limited space in the abdominal cavity, it puts pressure on the gut and nips or constricts it to the point that the bird cannot pass faeces (just white urates), Death will usually occur within a couple of days once this happens.

    I'm not sure I have explained that as coherently as I might as I am well past burning the midnight oil here but hopefully you will get the gist of it.
     
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  2. Td310

    Td310 Hatching

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    Sorry about calling it Corbin I did mean corid, this hen is only 2 to 2 1/2 months old so I don't think it would be anything having to due with an egg, I very well maybe wrong too as this is our first time having chickens. We are in south western pa and it has been hot and humid. we are giving them fresh cool clean water with apple cider vinegar in it twice a day being that it is as humid as it is. We do own a parrot but these being outside birds puts a big curve into what we already know about taking care of birds. Thanks again
     
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  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    Sorry, my bad! That's what happens when you can't sleep and sit up into the early hours! That info was clearly there in the first post! Without a necropsy we can only guess and never know the real answer. Hopefully it is an isolated incident.
     
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