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Sick Chicken-Diarrhea-semi bloody buldge from rear-Please Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by The Boys Little Farm, May 6, 2009.

  1. The Boys Little Farm

    The Boys Little Farm Hatching

    May 6, 2009
    We have a hen and I recently noticed she has a dirty butt - yellow diarrhea - and we moved her away from the rest of the chickens and now she seems to have a buldge coming from her butt which is slightly bloody and is attracting flys. She seems to be eating and drinking just fine but we're concerned and don't really know what to do. The buldge almost looks like an egg shape but watching her she is able to squeeze it smaller - not sure if it just looks like an egg or if there is one there and she is squeezing it up when this happens. If any one has any idea what might be going on or if you need more information to help me please let me know
    Thank you my little boys really appreciate your help

  2. Can you try soaking her bottom in warm water? This will clean the area so you can see it better as well as help relax her. If she has an egg in there, she may pass it then.

    Hopefully someone else will posts soon, but in the mean time, soak her bottom in warm water.
  3. karen71

    karen71 Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Bear, DE
    It could be prolapse -
    you may have to push it back in
    do a search on prolapse
    it may happen again - some try honey others use preperation H
    are you able to post a picture?
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Sopunds as if you may have a prolapsed vent. I have no experience with that. I'd do a thread search for info. [​IMG] Good Luck!
  5. chickenhick

    chickenhick Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    YOu should soak her bottom, then apply some Preparation H and GENTLY try to push it all back in. SHe won't like it, but you will need to do it. Make sure there is no egg there first. This may take a few tries. Keep her in a dark place so she won't want to make any eggs until she is better. Keep her in a place by herself.
  6. The Boys Little Farm

    The Boys Little Farm Hatching

    May 6, 2009
    Thanks for the help - I'll try soaking her and look up the prolapse. Thanks again - if anyone thinks of anything else let me know. I appreciate your help.[​IMG]

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