Sick Hen?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aglosser1117, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. aglosser1117

    aglosser1117 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to chickens and have a question about my 1 yr old White Leghorn hen. She has no feathers on her backside and belly. Also has a discharge from vent...but don't notice a smell. Seems fine otherwise.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Is it poop that's coming from her vent? Have you checked for a stuck/broken egg? The baldness could be a lice/mite problem or from other birds feather pecking her. Here are a couple of articles that could help you with the vent problem. One on vent gleet and one on egg binding.


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-binding-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/vent-gleet-aka-nasty-chicken-butt

    You can also pop by the emergency section of the forum ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    Good luck, I hope she is well again soon :fl
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.[​IMG]

    Besides what the good advice and questions from Yorkshire Coop, is it possible your hen is broody? When hens go broody they sometimes pluck their feathers from their stomachs and breasts. And if they aren't eating or drinking much because of being broody, their droppings might be more runny.
     
  4. aglosser1117

    aglosser1117 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. aglosser1117

    aglosser1117 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are are some pictures
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    It's kind of hard to tell, but to me it looks like she is regrowing feathers and her butt is just messy. That looks exactly like my Buff Orpington hen who is molting currently and has a messy bum.

    But, then again the more I look at it, it looks like her vent is enlarged almost... I would post here if I were you.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Mountain Peeps has given you good advice. I hope the ER folks can help her.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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