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can you prevent prolapsed vent?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by princess araucana, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. princess araucana

    princess araucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen who whenever she poops a cherry sized red lump pops out first then goes back in after she poops.
    Is this like a hemorrhoid?
    seems like a bad sign.
    she lays an egg everyday fine.

    can I prevent a horrible prolapsed vent?


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  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Sounds like a partially-prolapsed vent. have you tried Prep H and a dark room for a while to help it heal?

    I wonder if reducing her calcium intake would help the eggs be softer so that they don't do damage on their way out?
     

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