Puffy Buttom on 2 week old Australorp

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by howtogrowanegg, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. howtogrowanegg

    howtogrowanegg Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 4, 2009
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    Hi All,

    One of our 2 week old Australorps has a puffy bottom. I picked her up last night to feel her bottom and it was puffy feeling ... not hard ... just slightly squishy.

    Her vent seems clear ... no pasty butt.

    She is definitely different than the others ... she is smaller compared to her chick mates ... almost like she is a bantam. She is about half the size of all the others, but doesn't appear weak.

    Is there anything I can or should do?

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  2. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    I really have no idea on this, but maybe someone else will. Has her bottom always been squishy? Can you tell if she has been eating and drinking and pooping?
     
  3. howtogrowanegg

    howtogrowanegg Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi LilBizzy,

    I can't say that her bottom has always been squishy, just more noticeable in the last week.

    She is eating, drinking and pooping. My wife watched her just the other day and confirmed this.

    I'll try to get a picture of her and compared to her chick mates.

    Scott
     

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