What is this??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickmunk, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Chickmunk

    Chickmunk Out Of The Brooder

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    Alright, so my sister noticed a hen walking abnormally. Pretty slow and sick-ish looking. She also seems to be missing her tail, under which a medium sized swollen lump has appeared on the top of the vent. It's not solid and can be squished, but I didn't want to poke around and harm her, and there seems to be a sort of liquid coming from her vent. Pictures will be below, however, the quality probably isn't the best. Answers needed.

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  2. Chickmunk

    Chickmunk Out Of The Brooder

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    Her breath also seems to be a bit on the raspy side, like she has some type of liquid in her throat. I can't imagine what happened to her to make her lose her tail, but after inspecting it, it appears to have been pulled out. I just want to know if there's anything I can do for her besides trim the feathers on her rear.
     
  3. umarson

    umarson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think its impacted egg, cos the pics looks like she has some white poop near the vent. and is like she had an untreated cocci case for long. i think treating her with anti cocci could solve the case.
     
  4. Chickmunk

    Chickmunk Out Of The Brooder

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    She does have white poop near her vent, but the swelling is the skin right *above* the vent, and it looks like it's filled with some blood, so I don't think it's impacted egg. Also, I don't think she has cocci either, as she was vaccinated (I think) and it doesn't seem like it. I've done some research on cocci, and it doesn't have the appearance. I think it has something to do with her tail getting pulled out, but don't ask me by what, as I have no idea. Thank you for your answer though.
     
  5. Lovechickens202

    Lovechickens202 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow. That could be cancer. Soak her in a hot bath with Epsom salts for 15 min then change to charcoal.
     
  6. Chickmunk

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    Actually, it's very squishy, and I've had chickens with tumors. They're firm and almost immovable, but this isn't. Thank you for the answer anyways. :)
     
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