What was wrong with my hen???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Darin115, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my white leghorn hens has a hernia looking thing coming out of her vent. She has a nasty drainage out of her vent as well. She acts normal and eats and drinks as usual. I turned them out to scratch around in the yard yesterday evening. She acts fine.

    This happened to another WL hen a few months ago. I thought a egg busted inside her. She acted like she was suffering so I culled her.

    I picked her up last night and could not feel a stuck egg. She is starting to smell bad.

    What do you think is wrong with this hen?
    She has been a egg laying machine for months now. Are they prone to having these problems?

    Darin
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    Some sort of infection? [​IMG]
    Maybe some one on here will have an idea
     
  3. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    I have heard about hens that can get "inverted" I guess is the term. I really can't give advice to aide. Um if she's smelling then something is brewing, infection or something. This may sound gross but I would take a look and see if she has any kind of worms ( maggots ) in that area. It's open so they may be drawn to the area.
    See if you can find a search on inverted vents or something like that.

    She may be a loss at this point, but I wouldn't declare that till you know for sure what's going on.

    So sorry.
     
  4. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Your hen has a prolapsed uterus that has become infected. You can site search the word "prolapse" and find reams of information.
     
  6. Darin115

    Darin115 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info.

    Darin
     

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