sick chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tazzmania, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. tazzmania

    tazzmania New Egg

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    I have a roads island red hen that has a swollen mass between her legs. It's soft like a water balloon, she's not eating or drinking. Don't know what to do. Can anyone help with ideas? I heard maybe egg stuck or broken. They said tums or calcium????
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If she has a stuck egg - no amount of tums is going to help her. Can you take her to a vet? Please post in detail on the "emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread - this bird needs diagnosis and help NOW!!
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Sounds like Ascites. Like a water balloon in her belly. Fluid builds up in the belly, usually from heart failure or hypertension. There is usually no treatment and eventually the bird needs to be put down. I am so sorry. [​IMG]
     
  4. tazzmania

    tazzmania New Egg

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    Ok,thanks for the info. Every bit helps.I'm new to this site, still getting aclamated to all the area's. I've been raising chickens for 2 years now and this is first issue.
     
  5. tazzmania

    tazzmania New Egg

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    Could stress be caused by to many roosters? They have a nice big pen and they're able to go outside but they don't care for the snow. Gotta love this Michigan weather!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. Above posters gave great advice, hope you figure it out and she gets better.

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