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Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
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Experience:  25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
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Our chook is walking around with a very heavy, hot swollen

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Hi Pearl, our chook is walking around with a very heavy, hot swollen bottom area
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: no.
JA: The Veterinarian will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: Fluff Cluck. she's about 5
JA: What is the bird's name?
Customer: Fluffy
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Fluffy?
Customer: Her bowel area is warm and firm. My hubby is looking to see if there is any injury on her feet.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

Does she seem quite distended along her belly as well?

Does it feel fluidy or firm?

Has she been straining to lay an egg or pass stool?

Is the mucosal lining in her mouth pink, pale or yellow tinted?