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Purple sack like thing on bottom of hen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peachesbabychick, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Peachesbabychick

    Peachesbabychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everyone,

    Today I noticed that my English Orpington hen appears to have a purple/blue (looks bruised in color) sack/growth like thing on her bottom, just below her vent. It is very soft and squishy, about the size of a hacky sack. Being English, she is very big and heavy, low to the ground, Her vent is clear, but around her bottom is a bit dirty as it sticks to her feathers. She seems to be laying fine and acting completely normal. I have no idea what this could be! I hope it's not to serious, if anyone has any help or advice that would be wonderful, I'm very worried about her!



    Thankyou
     
  2. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bumblefoot?
     
  3. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Not sure how bumblefoot would be on her bottom.....
    Can you post a photo?
    That would make it much easier to determine.
     
  4. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your right, I misread
     
  5. zteagirl71

    zteagirl71 Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a thread on BYC dating 8/28/12 posted by mcmommy titled "Dark purple growth around vent and sticky butt" this hen also had white scaly feet and legs. A reply from J-Sanders said that the hen was suffering from a mite infection, and perhaps another infection. I found another thread on BYC posted on 8/8/09 by noityoulover titled "my seven week old has a red-ish purple sac under her vent. condition/cure?" this person's chickens had a recent bought with cocci but were treated and cured. I still don't know what this is for sure, and I can't find anything on any search engine, so short of calling a vet, I have no answer. But it does seem to accompany some sort of infection, sickness, or pest. Sorry I couldn't be of more help or reassurance, [​IMG] maybe you can contact these people and see what they have learned since then.
     

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