Purple comb, bloated ,lethargic,wet bottom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Clucking away, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Clucking away

    Clucking away New Egg

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    Oh dear, one of my ladies is slow, looks a bit bloated, comb changed colour to bluish/purple and she seems to have a wet vent area but not too bad. Not laying. She is eating and drinking but very slowly. Other 3 are fine. Worried, getting totally confused with all the things it could be on the internet. Can any one help.[​IMG]
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    It sounds like she may be egg bound or possibly have an egg broken inside of her.
    For egg binding, you can try soaking her in a warm bath.
    Try feeling GENTLY on her abdomen to see if you feel an egg, but be careful not to press too hard.
     

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