Uh, my hen is leaking?! What's up with this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Astrid, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Astrid

    Astrid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there,
    One of my four hens, a one year old Buff Orp, seems a little off. She's not that energetic, and when I"ve picked her up twice today, she's, well, kind of.....leaked. A flood of clear, watery liquid has come splashing out of her vent. Not viscous like egg whites, but just watery.

    Also, the skin on her ears, comb and around her eyes seems much deeper red than the other one. I think she's still eating; at least she seemed to have some pellets in her crop.

    I think my daughter threw in a couple of uneaten (but cooked) ears of corn the other night. Could it be too much corn? The others seem fine.

    Any ideas? What can I do? I"m very concerned about my sweet hen!

    Thanks,
    Astrid
     
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    :eek: that happened to some of mine too. I hope someone answers this!
     
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    There is such a thing as "vent gleet". Do a Google search and you can find some info. Maybe it's that??
     
  4. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    I dont think mine have that. It is just like water not tinted. are there any other things it could be?
     

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