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What are some Egg Yolk Peritonitis treatments?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hichickhi, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. hichickhi

    hichickhi Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2015
    After my last post https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1023358/help-chicken-trouble-breathing-and-blood-clot-in-mouth
    I think ive decided that my best diagnosis is one suggested by a reader: Egg Yolk Peritonitis. My hen is about 4 years old and stopped laying about 7 months ago.

    Her symptoms include:

    slow walking
    breathing heavy
    swollen abdomen (i dont feel an egg)
    fluffed feathers
    tail is turned down
    huge blot clot in mouth
    just seems very "off"

    she is not constipated

    Now the only thing that seems to be unexplained is the blood clot. it is pea sized. Do these symptoms sound like Egg Yolk Peritonitis? if not what is it? if so what can i do?!

    Thank you ahead of time to anyway who responds
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
  2. hichickhi

    hichickhi Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2015
    just tried giving her calcium and she resisted a bath so i took her out-dont want to do anything that upsets her

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