Watery clear fluid from vent, over year old rock hen.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pooponshoe, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. pooponshoe

    pooponshoe In the Brooder

    Nov 26, 2007
    Saint Augustine, FL
    Her feathers are missing on her butt. not 100%

    I washed her off, I thought maybe she had prolasped but I found a non-hardened shell on the ground and the remains of an egg in the nest.

    I have 3 mature rock hens that lay she is one of them. I also have two 18 week old Aussie Orp hens (non-laying) and two roosters same age. I have 6 EE's pullets 6 weeks old.

    The EE's are not with the others yet because they are too young but do you guys think this hen is sick or are the roosters just wearing her butt out, and I mean this literally.

    The roosters don't fight too much, but I am thinking of getting rid of one but then again I have a lot of hawks in my area.
  2. jessica117

    jessica117 Songster

    Apr 23, 2008
    SE Tennessee
    I'm sorry, I don't have any insight to your vent problem, but on the subject of roos and hawks, the hawks carried away our 10 lb. rooster. I wouldn't have thought they could have carried something that heavy but we saw it happen. It was then time to put all the chickens up unless we were there to guard them.

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