Question regarding distended vent area.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by weshard, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. weshard

    weshard Out Of The Brooder

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    My Orpinton just started laying again a week ago. She has a very distended butt right now. Not sure if she just needs to lay an egg or has a problem. Any ideas?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you have a picture?
     
  3. weshard

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    Sorry I went out of town. My friend took her to a vet. They drew almost two pounds of fluid from her. They thought peritonitis but now think Ascites, water belly. she is staying at my friends house to keep his pet chicken company so I don't have a picture. The vet thought removing the fluid and giving her antibiotic will do the trick. I read about both problems, neither sound good. I knew she gained a couple pounds since she went to visit but thought it was just that he was feeding her more than she got free ranging.
     

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