A sick roo- help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hensandcounsel, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Hensandcounsel

    Hensandcounsel New Egg

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    So We didn't want roosters, but we got one accidentally. Unfortunately now it appears he is very sick. He has white puss looking stuff on his butt and coming out of his butt, and there is a big red vessel looking thing hanging from his butt. I am adding pictures, please help. Even though I don't want a rooster I can't stand seeing him suffer, I need to get him well. He is picking at it too. And he doesn't appear to be able to poop.
     
  2. Hensandcounsel

    Hensandcounsel New Egg

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  3. jwiltrout99

    jwiltrout99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I sure wish I had some suggestions for you. I think I would call a vet. Poor Roo!
     
  4. MaggieP

    MaggieP Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I'm so sorry your not getting any suggestions and trying to figure this out! How long has it looked this way and has he still not been able to poop?
     
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  6. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    Can you soak him in epsom salts like you do for a hen that cannot pass an egg. It might soften things up so you can be sure to a good look at down there.
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  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    I can't see his vent that well, but it looks like he may have a prolapsed vent. If you can bring him inside and keep him overnight, I would place him in a shallow warm bath (epsom salts if you have it.) Lubricate his vent and try to put it back inside, and hold it for 10 minutes. Put some honey or Preparation H inside and on the outside of the vent tissue to help decrease the swelling. Try to keep it clean, and push it back inside if it keeps coming out. Roosters sometimes get this from dehydration and constipation, but hens get it more often from egg binding and other problems. Look at this link and pictures to see if this is what you are seeing with him: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html

    Vent gleet also could be a secondary problem, so here is a link for that: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/vent-gleet-aka-nasty-chicken-butt
     
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  8. Hensandcounsel

    Hensandcounsel New Egg

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    I really and truly appreciate the comments. It appears based on the links given that it may be a prolapsed vent. It looks like the pictures. We bought Epsom salt and preparation h and we are going to try to see if we can push it back in. He is now eating and drinking healthily which is nice and is pooping although it is runny and there is white stuff. I will check back in after we try the suggestions. Thank you all SO much.
     
  9. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    The white part of the droppings is urates--chicken urine. Probiotics or a product such as Probios Dispersible Powder in the water may help with intestinal health and immunity. If constipation occurs, applesauce may help.
     
  10. Hensandcounsel

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    Okay I will get some of that. We bathed him in Epsom salt and he seemed to thoroughly enjoy that. Put preparation h on his prolapsed Vent and pushed it back in. It stayed for a bit but then came back out. We pushed it back in and treated it more with ointment and honey but it just won't stay in. Poor guy. I saw the link on what to do if it won't stay in, so I will check that out. Thank you for the help!
     

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