Red lump after taking a poo

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redmeanie, May 17, 2008.

  1. redmeanie

    redmeanie New Egg

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    New to this so this could be nothing to worry about. Only had the hens 2 weeks now.

    One of the hens was taking a poo the other day and once the poo dropped out, a red lump popped out (then back in). Like she turned inside out for a second. I've only noticed this once.

    The poo's pretty healthy though. (although she does have some poopy feathers... but i've read on here just to wash her backside![​IMG]

    Any advice or reassurance appreciated!
    Cheers x
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    She is probably okay. If it was a poo particularly hard to pass she could have, as you describe, turned inside out a bit. If you haven't seen repeat incident since, probably no further action needed.....
    JJ
     
  3. redmeanie

    redmeanie New Egg

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    thank you for your reply jj.
    Hoped that might be the case but thought it best to ask.

    She laid her first egg today! yey
     

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