Sick hen - please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ryall, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Ryall

    Ryall New Egg

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    I have a hen who looks really bloated, her comb is almost a grey color, she's staying clear of the rest of the flock, and has lost her feathers around her vent/stomach.

    Most concerning however - she has a green/yellow crust/slime covering her rear/stomach.

    Any idea what this might be? Or how to help her out? I had a hen die from a similar condition a few weeks ago. :(
     
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    Ryall New Egg

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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It could be that she has ascites or a water belly from internal laying/egg yolk peritonitis. Sometimes withdrawing fluid with a needle and syringe is done periodically to relieve pain and pressure, but unfortunately most hens will die from this. Another possibility is vent gleet. Here is some info: http://birdhealth.com.au/flockbirds/poultry/diseases/vent_gleet.html
     
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