swollen abdomen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Golden_Gwennie, May 15, 2008.

  1. Golden_Gwennie

    Golden_Gwennie In the Brooder

    Jan 1, 2008
    I have a 2 year old Golden Comet. Today I let them out and saw one of them had poop stuck in her feathers. I grabbed a paper towel to try and wipe it off - it was stuck. Mom got home and washed her off. It seemed to be small balls of something and some yellow to it - it smelled really bad. Behind her feathers around her vent is all red. When I picked her up, she seemed fairly larger in between her legs (I suppose where her intestines are). I checked the other chickens and they seem normal.

    I'm not sure what could be wrong. We put her in a bath of warm water and felt inside her vent, but didn't feel an egg, so I don't think it's an egg issue. Possibly a worm or parasite?

    Help is appreciated.
    Last edited: May 15, 2008

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