what might be wrong and what can I do to help?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rad28092, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. rad28092

    rad28092 New Egg

    May 30, 2014
    Lincolnton, NC
    My chicken is not doing very well. She has some poop caked on her butt. She hasnt been eating. I put her in some warm water and washed her up. She can't really walk, her belly is swollen, and when I tried to check for a bound egg, White liquid came out her vent. I cant afford to take her to a vet, Any ideas what might be wrong and is there any thing I might can do to help her?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    It's possible the while liquid indicates a broken egg in there -- but there are certainly other possibilities. I'd probably soak her in a warm bath then house her in a darkened, quiet place for a day or wto, maybe the bathroom tub, to see if rest and relaxing will help Of coure you can stick a lubricated finger up there a little ways to ee if you feel anything. I might even feed plain yogurt and apply plain yogurt around her bottom in case it is a fungal tupe infection.

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