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need help sick broody hen!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by clover13, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. clover13

    clover13 New Egg

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    Hi I'm new to the site. My chicken has recently become broody and I noticed that she was not pooping then yesterday a smelly clear yellowish liquid started to leak from her bum and her comb is very pale and floppy. Does anyone know what it is and how I can treat it?
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may have been staying in the nesting box because she was trying to lay a egg and was having problems being egg-bound. Sometime a egg can break inside and cause death. I would pull her in and give her a vent bath and investigate. There maybe treatment that works but, I know they go South quickly. I have lost a few to this and it seem that it is always the youngest or oldest that have the problem. I hope she recovers. Good Luck
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please post in detail AT ONCE on the "emergencies, diseases,injuries, cures," thread - sounds like an egg broke inside - this is an emergency situation. Could you take her to a vet?
     
  4. clover13

    clover13 New Egg

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    sorry I did not realise there were different threads... I thought that she might be egg bound as well but she is defiantly broody. I am happy to say that she finally pooped yesterday and is looking a little bit better today has a bit more colour in her comb and seemed more alert. I am continuing to keep a close eye on her and have given her some yogurt and apple cider vinegar in her water. I am hopeful she will get better
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Could you post a picture? I give my birds both of those things when they are sick as well.
     

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