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very sick girl please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tmberghst, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. tmberghst

    tmberghst In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2008
    first let me go ahead and answer your questions seven month old australorp she lives with eight other mixed chickens all the chickens look very healthy coop is always kept clean well feed well watered i get from seven to eight eggs every day the do not free range about two months ago i walked in the coop and she was in one of the egg boxes and she cried at me and i picked her up and one of her legs was all curled up against her body and she could not walk, wings drooping alittle bit. so we made up a box and put her in the house would not eat much by day number three she was begining to stand on her own. Took her to the vet that day we couldnot find anything wrong with her so he gave her a half cc of penicillin and gave me the stuff to give her a shot two days later she made a great comeback and about a week later i put her back in the pin she did not lay any eggs while we had her out of the coop we dont know if she has ever layed an egg since we have never had nine eggs in one day seemed fine until two weeks ago. walked in the coop and found blood under the roost and on the floor she had pasted up, and atleast one of the chickens had really tore her vent up brought her back in the house started her on .5ccs penicillin and some ointment on the vent vent looks fine now she eats pretty good. still has not layed an egg matter of fact she ate very well today, crumbles,a scrambled egg every couple of days, two cherry tomatoes every couple of days a little oatmeal today for the first time. now for the problem there is a non stop discharge of clear liquid coming out of the vent. enough that her backside stays wet to the point of if i put her in my lap i have to put a towel under her. if you watch her every five ot ten seconds you see a drop roll of of her i have spent hours on the computer trying to figure this out i have no idea whats wrong with her somebody please help as chickens at my house are like kids. will answer any other questions. thank you in advance for trying to help her.

  2. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    Welcome to BYC. I'm so sorry to hear of your problems. Unfortunately, I don't have any answers for you at this point but I do have a question.

    Is there a "bag" hanging down under her, between her legs and if so, does it fill like it's full of liquid? If so, she could be suffering from ascites which is fluid retention.

    If she has not been laying any eggs she could also be an internal layer which means the yolks are building up in her body and will cause infection/death. The only treatment would be a hysterectomy.

    I'm afraid I don't have any other clues as to what it could be at this point unless it is some fluid build up from having her vent pecked so badly.
  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    did she have this dripping before she was tore up by the others?
  4. themoorethemerrier

    themoorethemerrier In the Brooder

    Aug 11, 2008
    Oh no! Poor thing! It sounds almost like she is egg bound... does the discharge look like the white of an egg? Watch for egg shell pieces and a yolk looking discharge. If it is and if she is acting seemingly alright, then the egg may have broke, alleviating the pain. But you'd have to watch her for infection if the shell should cut her internally!

    Let us know how it goes!!!
  5. tmberghst

    tmberghst In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2008
    No, I do not see any bag or or any thing not normal below vent,and we had not noticed any dripping before we brought her in the house.But we had not been looking prior to finding her bleeding that day.Also the vet we took her to new very little about chickens.Would be very happy to take her to a chicken doctor.If some one knows one in my area,we live 30 miles north of nashville,TN. please let me know.Once again thanks for trying to help. The discharge is almost completly clear. Don
  6. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007

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