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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:00 pm 
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Location: Kyneton vic
ISA brown - ex battery hen
3 years old
Central Victoria
Has been perfectly fine until today. Came home to find her comb and legs swollen. Her comb is whitish. She has been in the coop today. All other chickens are fine. Worming is up to date. She is walking around and pecking at food but is generally lethargic and hunched. Can't get to a vet until tomorrow. I have never seen this before. Could an insect bite do this or something more serious?


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 Post subject: Re: Swollen chicken
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:13 pm 
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My guess would be a heart problem her whole body looks bloated. At 3 an ISA is elderly. Keep her comfortable and stress free. The vet may advise euthanasia. Please keep us posted.


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