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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lbates, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. lbates

    lbates Hatching

    Oct 31, 2011
    My 1 1/2 y/o hen has diarrhia, swollen hole and has not given me any eggs for 2 days. Any ideas on what she has and what to do for her?

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Could it be a prolapse? Where the inside of the hole (vent) has slipped outside?

    or is it swollen inside and the chicken is bulging. Maybe eggbound?

    Is a vet an option? or pictures?

    Bring her inside, keep her warm and in dim light. You might want to try a warm bath.
    You could also try gently feeling inside her with a generously lubed finger, to see if there is an egg stuck.

    Good luck and sorry your first post is about a sick hen.



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