Swollen abdomen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Leo1, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Leo1

    Leo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 9 month old Brahma pullet has a swollen abdomen today. She hasn't been laying for a bit, but has been acting normally except for eating a bit less. I've been keeping an eye on her to make sure she's not egg bound, but where she was all swollen today I figured I should check. I gave her a nice warm bath and felt around in there. Couldn't feel anything. I assume it would be pretty obvious if there was an egg caught up in there? When I was feeling around she pooped on me and a bunch of hay came out, could that be the culprit? The other girls were also pecking at her in that area for some reason that I couldn't see, could that be the cause of the swelling?
    Thanks for any insight!
    Luanne
     
  2. meekasmom

    meekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that has the same problem and I posted about it but haven't gotten any replies yet. Hope it isn't anyting serious.
    kathy
     
  3. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is her abdomen hard or is it squishy like it has fluid in it?
     
  4. Leo1

    Leo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Somewhere in between hard and squishy. The swelling does seem to have gone down some, but not entirely. She seems to be walking normally as well. She had a normal poop between the first post and now as well.
     

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