Are her intestines coming out!? *graphic img*

Moonkit

Songster
8 Years
Apr 20, 2011
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Richardson, Texas
One of my silver laced wyandottes has developed a horrible problem at her vent.. It looks like a bloody sausage stuck coming out. I ran her under warm water to try to see what exactly was going on.. but when I tugged on it, more came out but seemed to be covered in a white mucus. I was afraid that I was pulling her intestine out so I stopped. She acts lethargic, but was awake and foraging with the other chicks. I've now separated her. Has anyone seen this before? What should I do? Is she going to be my second cull? What a horrible way to be introduced to keeping chickens..



Here is her laying rather docilely...



Her beak is crusted with blood, I assume from picking at herself. Please help!
 

Squishypuff

Songster
8 Years
Mar 14, 2011
442
2
109
Kernersville, NC
I remember seeing several cases of week old chicks prolapsing, it seems to happen a lot to BYC'ers. Try to clean any gunk off of it, then push it back in very gently with a very clean finger.
 

Moonkit

Songster
8 Years
Apr 20, 2011
493
23
121
Richardson, Texas
I don't think you guys are understanding.. there's a good half inch of flesh out. Are you sure its a prolapse? How can I push back in that much? I tried, but it just squishes around.
 

Squishypuff

Songster
8 Years
Mar 14, 2011
442
2
109
Kernersville, NC
Hopefully someone with more experience can weigh in. To me, it looks like a prolapse. Take a look at the pics other people have posted of their prolapsed birds- they look really similar. I don't know what might be prolapsing, but I have heard that both the oviduct and intestines can do this. I wish I could help you more.
 

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