red absence size of half a golf ball in vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mahen, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. mahen

    mahen New Egg

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    hello i have a chicken who is just 6 months old hatched her myself, i noticed she had some pasty looking feather today i checked her out and saw this absence could she be egg bound? i have no clue or how to treat her,


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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I think you mean abscess. It could be several things. A prolapse wouldn't be too unusual at that age, especially if she has started laying. I'd soak her in a warm bath, as in a sink, then let her sleep by herself in a dark place like your bathroom.

    Here are a few threads about prolapse, from our FAQ forum. There are no doubt many more on here.

    Prolapse:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=32448
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=26390&p=1
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=20555
     

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