Whitish discharge from vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sweetpea325, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Sweetpea325

    Sweetpea325 Out Of The Brooder

    68
    2
    41
    Jun 22, 2012
    Port Republic, MD
    One of my hens was sitting in her nesting box much longer than usual today, when I pulled her out, it looked like a clear watery substance had came from her vent. She's walking really slow with the feathers around her vent open like she's going to poop but her vent is closed. Her vent looks normal, no redness and no feathers missing. She did "poop" once and it was watery with bubbles and a little whitish color. Her feathers below her vent have a whitish mucous on them. What could this be?? She's very uncomfortable and I don't know how to help.
     
  2. Hanna8

    Hanna8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    178
    13
    99
    Jan 26, 2012
    This happened with one of my hens once. She walked around uncomfortably for a while and then laid a shell-less egg. As far as I know it isn't anything to worry about. It hasn't happened since.
     
  3. ShellyByTheSea

    ShellyByTheSea Out Of The Brooder

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by