Swelling below vent, should I be worried??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lapsarian, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. lapsarian

    lapsarian Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed yesterday that my hen Nesty (black australorps) is swollen below her vent, about the size of a lemon. The skin is reddish and it is warm to the touch. It doesn't seem to be tender; she lets me feel it without complaint. she seems to be eating, drinking and acting normally, and I think she may have laid an egg today but I'm not totally sure.

    what could this be and what should I do?
    thanks!
     

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