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chicken butt looks bad - a bit gruesome

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kristihilmoe, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. kristihilmoe

    kristihilmoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Today my husband noticed the other chickens pecking at one of the hens and her bottom was bleeding. Her bottom is plucked bare and her butt is bloody and looks like prolapsed raw meat. He took her out of the coop to keep her away, but will she survive? What about tomorrow when she is supposed to lay an egg? We don't know what to do with her????
     
  2. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DOn't know what to tell you... put I'll bump and hopefully someone will be along to help. Do you have any pics, that could help?
     
  3. OkieKristi

    OkieKristi Out Of The Brooder

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    Do a BYC search for prolapse. I have seen some good threads on here re: how to deal with prolapse.
     
  4. kristihilmoe

    kristihilmoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Since the first post we have kept her out of the coop and under a laundry basket at night - not the best of accomodations but it keeps her separate and safe. She has laid an egg. He prolapse isnt as bloody red, but more of a dark color. She can still poop. She just wanders about the yard pecking. I have a pic and will post when i figure out how.
     
  5. kristihilmoe

    kristihilmoe Out Of The Brooder

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    This is todays pic of her bottom

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    This is 2 days ago pic. Any ideas? Doesnt look like its getting better, just drier.
     
  6. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    keep flies off of her... flystrike is deadly
     
  7. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    Separate her ASAP. The other chickens WILL pick & pick & pick. IDK if that is prolapse, but do the search at least. Maybe some antibiotics or antibiotic cream.
     
  8. kristihilmoe

    kristihilmoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I did separate her immediately, she hasnt been in the coop since we first saw it. Have searched prolapse. Cut back her food. She is still laying, and still pooping.
     
  9. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    I would think if it were prolapse, she would not be able to lay. ?????? I would think wound and treat with antibiotics. Keep us posted. [​IMG]
     
  10. kristihilmoe

    kristihilmoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Where do you get antibiotics for a chicken? We've only had the chickens since march 3rd and this is the first problem we've had. I keep telling my husband the stuff I'm reading on here and he says I'm just full of good news. Had no idea chickens were susceptible to so many illnesses!
     

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