Repeat Case: Hen with Swollen Bottom

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sylvestor12, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Sylvestor12

    Sylvestor12 Songster

    May 13, 2012
    The very first time this happened was with my hen, Puffy. Her bottom got swollen and I thought that she might've just been constipated or maybe just had a very big egg she needed to lay. So, I gave her some olive oil in case she was constipated and that didn't help. So, after that lasted for a month or so, I started giving her antibiotics to see if she had an infection in there. That didn't help either. Eventually, after multiple months, she quit eating and drinking- we eventually had to put her down.

    Now, the same thing is happening with my hen, Phoenix. This time, I wondered if there might be an egg buildup in there so I got some surgeon gloves and tried to feel if there were any eggs. I don't know if I did that quite right but I didn't feel any more than 1 egg in there. So, I have no clue on what to do. Any help given will be greatly appreciated!

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