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Help... Does anyone know what this is?

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Hi,
Noticed one of our hens had a bare patch under her tail this morning and it was quite wet with creamy beige coloured stuff around the area.
When we got home just now she was lying down with blood pouring from the area. The other hen wasn't helping as she was pecking at it. It looked liked a prolapse.
Went inside to get some things looked out for cleaning it and by the time we got back out she was even worse so we decided to put her out of her misery as she couldn't even hold her head up. 😢
Does anyone know what this is and what might have happened?
Thanks
Edited by jordy7786 - 9/27/15 at 9:58am
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I can't seem to get the photos to attach. Can you upload directly from phone?
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It could be that she suffered a prolapse which may have gotten infested with maggots. Fly strike can also occur from a messy vent or from vent pecking. Very sorry for your loss. Here are some articles that may help in the future:

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/07/flystrike-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/712322/poultry-fly-strike-a-cautionary-tale-with-graphic-photo-progression

http://beautyofbirds.com/Prolapse.htm

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html

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Originally Posted by Eggcessive View Post
 

It could be that she suffered a prolapse which may have gotten infested with maggots. Fly strike can also occur from a messy vent or from vent pecking. Very sorry for your loss. Here are some articles that may help in the future:

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/07/flystrike-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/712322/poultry-fly-strike-a-cautionary-tale-with-graphic-photo-progression

http://beautyofbirds.com/Prolapse.htm

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html

Thanks for replying. I think this is what has happened - looks very similar anyway. So sad as she seemed fine just a few days ago. There was an egg in the box that was covered in blood so this must have been hers too. :( 

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