Possible red, kinda swollen butt?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fluffy_Feathers, Dec 8, 2018 at 4:41 PM.

  1. Fluffy_Feathers

    Fluffy_Feathers Chirping

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    My hens are molting and I noticed that one girl has what looks like a swollen/puffy area that is a little red on her butt area. I think it might be the top part of her vent, but I'm not sure since I was in an awkward position. She's acting normal. It isn't hard and I saw her poop (which looked normal). What is this?

    I'll also try to look at it while she's roosting, I should be in a better position then.
     

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  2. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    If it has feathers starting to grow out of it, the lump isn't part of the vent.

    It's very hard to see what you're concerned about. A photo with another body part in view for reference would be helpful so we know where on the body the lump is.

    I suggest you give this hen a nice warm soak in Epsom salt, pat her dry and take a photo while the feathers are still damp so we can better see the skin where the lump is.
     
  3. Fluffy_Feathers

    Fluffy_Feathers Chirping

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    I just now examined her again and the lump is about 2 inches below her vent. I'll do the bath tomorrow if it isn't looking any better
     
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