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Can chickens get Hemorrhoids?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MimiChick, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. MimiChick

    MimiChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Rhode Island Red who has laid BIG eggs from the time she was a pullet. The past few days she has laid a couple of super jumbo eggs. She's a little lethargic tonight and when I checked her vent there's a couple of nodule like protrusions on the bottom part. It looks like hemorrhoids. Is this possible? Should I worry? Is there anything I can do? Thanks for any help or advice anyone can give.
     
  2. Americana

    Americana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like prolapse, as long as it's not sticking out too much and the other birds don't pick at her vent she should be OK.
    You can even put Preparation H on it .
     
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  3. Americana

    Americana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Prolapse can be caused by unusually large eggs, so I bet that's what it is. If you can isolate her that would be best, and put the cream on.
    I wouldn't worry, it's fairly normal and usually doesn't kill them unless the other birds pick at it.
     
  4. MimiChick

    MimiChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The nodules are on the inside of the vent, nothing actually showing. I only saw them because I opened her vent a little to check for any possible bleeding. She's not getting pecked, although one of the other girls, who likes to clean of everyon's beak [​IMG] seemed to be checking the Reds vent area. Would a small (possible) prolapse like this be considered like hemorrhoids?
     
  5. Americana

    Americana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know would if it be considered to be hemorrhoids, but I would put the cream on.
    Glad it's not sticking out though [​IMG]
    She'll be fine.
     
  6. Marcy73

    Marcy73 New Egg

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    My baby chick has a protrusion, I put Vaseline all over it, my chicks are in the fluff to feather stage, wondering if she is sick and I should separate her, she's not much smaller than the others and I put probiotics in their water:/
    :(
     

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