1. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    one of my hens had a broken egg in her vent, I cleaned her up and now have her in the house, but her vent and backside is very swollen. is there anything I can do to help. she calm right now and puffed up a little. It smells too, not rotten, just bad, like sour poo.
     
  2. zachary

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    do you now how long it was in her vent?
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I really don't know, She was fine last night, and she seemed fine this morning, the egg shell didn't have much poo on it, I'm thinking the last 4-6 hours?
     
  4. zachary

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    what does she look like now?
     
  5. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    She's fluffed up, the vent is huge and puffy, the shell I removed was whole but crushed and there was a white and yolk after it.
     
  6. zachary

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    do you have any type of ointment.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Nurse here. Agreed on the ointment. I would use Preparation H or Neosporin (or whatever antibiotic ointment you have;) actually I'd probably alternate them. Will at least be soothing to her, make her more comfortable, and hopefully also help healing.

    Be sure NOT to use one that has a "caine" ingredient -- used to kill pain -- like novocaine, benzocaine, etc.
     
  8. zachary

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    what kind of hen is she.
     
  9. zachary

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    if you can go to a vet and get some [amoxicillin]
    it will help with the infection.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
  10. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    She a cuckoo maren that lays very dk eggs, whould neosporin / pain work?
     

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