Chicken Emergency

anicholas

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Nov 21, 2018
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Vernon, Wisconsin
Does anyone know what this condition is? (see pic). Do you know what I can do to help my chicken?
Thanks
 

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DobieLover

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Does anyone know what this condition is? (see pic). Do you know what I can do to help my chicken?
Thanks
She has a prolapsed vent. Someone will be along to tell you how best to treat it.
In the meantime, isolate her from the rest of the flock so the others don't peck the tissue. The tissue should be kept moist until you treat her which will involve a warm soak and gently pushing the prolapse back in.
 

coach723

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Looks like a vent prolapse. It needs to be cleaned off (a warm bath and vetericyn spray), kept moist, and put back in place. You may have to put it back in place more than once before it will stay. Using sugar or honey can help with the swelling, and the honey will also help keep it moist. She does need to be isolated (a wire crate works well) so that it can't be pecked by another bird, that will make it much, much worse of an issue. Here is a couple of links that may help you:
https://thefrugalchicken.com/vent-prolapse-how-to-recognize-treat-your-hen/
https://the-chicken-chick.com/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic/
 

anicholas

Chirping
Nov 21, 2018
14
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64
Vernon, Wisconsin
Let us know how it goes. And true you will very possibly have to repeat the process more than once before it stays. If it continues for days other things you can do to help.
Interestingly, our hen’s symptoms have disappeared. She seemed fine all day. By the time I got home from work, and conducted a full exam, she seemed really good. Her vent looked clean and pink. I did notice she layed her egg later in the day than usual. But other than that she seems fine. I’ll keep an eye on her but if anyone has any other thoughts I’d appreciate it.
 

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