Our six-month old hen appears to have developed a prolapsed oviduct yesterday (Sunday). When I palpate, it feels like there's an egg inside the prolapse, hanging outside of her body.
I searched the forum and have been giving her sitz baths in calendula tincture, then applying Orajel for pain, and honey to shrink the prolapse and as a bacteriostat. We've separated her from the flock and are keeping her in a clean box.
I'm having trouble finding a vet who sees chickens in my area (Ashland, Oregon). My best hope is one who returns to town tomorrow.
I'm guessing she will need surgery to correct this, an expense I cannot easily afford. And yet I'd sure love to give lovely young Louise a chance at more life.
Have any of you dealt with a prolapse/egg-bound combination before? If we chose surgery, how likely is the problem to recur?
Thank you in advance,