I couldn't find my old account information, so forgive my lack of introduction here. I found one of the young farm roosters (3mo or so they are right in the stage when roos get really leggy) lethargic and tail down yesterday. I put him in the plastic tote, took him home, cleaned him, and began the frantic search and found prolapse. But not a lot on male prolapse.
He seems to be his own worst enemy, as he is picking at the red, swollen prolapsed tissue. I have tried my best, but he seems to be straining more and more. I feel like none of the solutions are working, and he is straining to poo ever more frequently. I have put him on a diet with all of the recommended foods, like plain yogurt, his normal crumbles soaked, oatmeal, and a bit of boiled egg. He is eating all of the moist food, but not drinking water. He is a free range bird.
As for his rear, both sides of his prolapsed organ are torn, but I keep it as clean as I can. The tissue is like wet scabs but not otherwise looking infected. No signs of flies yet. He had the prolapse bleeding when I found him, but now it is not so. He wants to tug at the skin in a preening like fashion. In his straining, he is able to excrete poo, and urea is also present. The honey, and now Prep H have yet to take away the redness or the swelling. I have him in a darkened bathroom so he gets some rest. He is now pushing back every time I try to gently push the prolapse back in. I have stopped trying, and tried to encourage him to rest.
Should I stop trying to reinsert the prolapse, until the swelling goes down? Is the swelling not going down because he continues to strain? I could use some help. Thank you for your time in this,