Well I think I can breathe again. Nothing like a chicken emergency to turn your evening upside down. My son was feeding and watering and called me out to check one of the young large fowl Cochin hens. Turns out she was egg-bound and badly prolapsed!!
So- after a cleaning and a couple of unsuccessful attempts of putting things back where they belong only to have her push it right back out, I had to try another method.
I put her in a bucket with warm water and some natural soap (Dr Bronner's) and soaked the prolapse and then went to work trying to get the egg out. Poor thing was really hurting. She would never have gotten that out on her own. The egg was trapped in a fold of tissue within another fold of tissue. I was finally able to find the opening and removed the little egg.
I put some Vetracin on the tissue and put things back in. She was still cramping and pushing a bit but after a short time she seemed to relax. I have her in isolation so I'm hoping things will stay put and she will recover
During this procedure I also had a chick zipping too lol. I came back in to the house to a cute little Calico bantam Cochin 😄