swollen tummy/trouble walking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kudzu vine, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    posted last week a problem with Martha the BR. Really favoring left leg but can't see anything wrong. Crop fills OK but notice her stomach is really large. Not moving around much, just sitting. Any ideas. Almost like her stomach is getting in the way of her legs moving
     
  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be ascites-fluid collection in her abdomen, not a good thing. Has she been laying? eating? you can try soaking her in a warm bath , may help to make her feel better. I had a hen with ascites and a bath , at least it was better the next day, seemed to help her, but she did not survive anyway. look up internal laying, egg yolk peritonitis. Good luck
     
  3. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tammye - thanks. Never heard of that. No, she has not been laying. I'll follow your leads and thanks so much for replying.....Janet
     

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