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Sick Chicken. Please Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenlady08, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    PLEASE HELP! I have a adult Red Star chicken (not sure of age, was rescued from horrible life last year) she is laying eggs though. I Everyone was fine yesterday and this morning. I went out after work to give them some treats and collect the eggs and she was over in the corner just standing there. I have not seen anything like this but her vent looked swollen and so I brought her into the garage and put her in a cleaned out cage, gave her food and water and felt around the vent and it was hard but I could not see anything protruding out so I left her alone and just went back out there and she laid her egg and the vent still looks puffy and swollen. the egg was not abnormally big, just average sized as normal. I took a picture and hope I can do it properly so you can see.

    I do not know how to post a picture on here, I have taken a picture but cant figure out how to post it.
  2. 4hooves&featheredfriends

    4hooves&featheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Since she is laying, I might suggest some Preparation H on the vent area and just in the entry to the vent. I have been told not to do an internal unless you are quite familiar with fowl anatomy.
  3. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Thank you! i wish I knew how to post a picture on here so you could see it.

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