Bloody Vent!!! Egg bound?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cheerfulchicken, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. cheerfulchicken

    cheerfulchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi BYC! Please help!! My friend's buff orphington's vent is bleeding and she thinks her chicken has an egg stuck in her. Her depth of abdomen isn't hard. The chicken's comb is red, but floppy and her eyes are dilated looking. Please let me know what I can do to help her. Also please let me know if you think the chicken isn't egg bound and it is something else instead. Thank you!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2016
  2. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try looking up Prolapse.
    Good luck!
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Agreed that prolapsed cloaca is the problem. Egg binding can be one of the causes. Take a rubber glove, and insert a finger into the vent to feel for a stuck egg. A prolapse needs to be pushed back inside if no egg is present, so the red tissue does not dry out and turn black and die. Apply honey or hemorrhoid cream to the vent to help reduce swelling, and try to push it back inside. It may pop back out, but hold it in for a few minutes, keep repeating this. Make sure that she can pass droppings.
     
  4. cheerfulchicken

    cheerfulchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much!!
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    You're welcome. How is she doing? Have you been able to push the prolapsed tissue back inside, and get it to stay?
     
  6. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is she doing?
     
  7. cheerfulchicken

    cheerfulchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for asking, but the chicken did not make it. My friend was too scared to push it back in and the vet ended up euthanizing her.
     
  8. TwinsLoveChicks

    TwinsLoveChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's to bad. I'm sorry that your friend lost such a beautiful hen. [​IMG]
     

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