Pulsating Vent???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mariaschickens, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. mariaschickens

    mariaschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a silkie hen who is under a year old and has only laid 3 eggs. Today i noticed that she had watery stool and had gotton some on her. when i was trying to clean her up a bit i noticed that her vent was pulsating, so i checked to see if she had laid which she had and her egg had stool all over it. Well, its been about 3 hours and her vent is still pulsating. Anybody have any idea what is causing this?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    The pulsating is normal, mine do it too. I don't know why it just does. And its not just when they lay its all the time.
     
  3. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Remember your chicken is still relatively new to laying so you can expect things like that. She'll come round in a while. Yes, hens have almost constantly pulsating vents, it's perfectly normal and more noticeable when they are laying an egg.
     
  4. mariaschickens

    mariaschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks guys for the responses, i guess she'll be ok, she's acting fine now... i was just a little worried bc she was acting funny, she wasnt moving around and she wasn't eating or drinking. but, she is now....thanks again!
     
  5. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah she was probably a bit stressed about the laying business but she'll be fine!
     

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