Chicken screeching and jumping around as if in pain

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ricemazter, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. ricemazter

    ricemazter In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    My chicken just started doing this, about 20mins ago she was out in her pen when she started screeching as if something was giving her pain. She literally broke out of her coop, and ran up to the door. I let her in thinking an animal was attacking her but there was nothing out side. Once in she would jump as if she was in pain every so often, and when she wasn't doing that she looked on edge. Some one said they noticed something red coming out of her rear end, but when I looked nothing was there. Please help, I'm worried.

  2. ricemazter

    ricemazter In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    I've seen the red thing, and it looks like what I believe a prolapse to be. From what I understand you're supposed to give them a warm bath, and then treat the area with prep h. Is there anything else I need to do for her?
  3. This_chicks_place

    This_chicks_place Songster

    Apr 18, 2011
    Upstate NY
    How old is she?? If she is about to lay her first egg, they can get quite worked up. very noisy and almost frantic......kinda scary if you've never layed an egg before. Not sure what the heck is going on back there. [​IMG]
  4. clucky3255

    clucky3255 Songster

    geepers i donno what hte heck is wrong iwht her!!
  5. ricemazter

    ricemazter In the Brooder

    Jul 19, 2011
    Oh she's laid plenty of times before. I'm like 98% sure she has a prolapse, which if I understand correctly is the equivalent of a hemmroid for chickens. She's my first longterm bird and I really don't know what to do in this situation. Other threads on the topic have said to give her a warm bath and put prep H on it. The problem is though I don't really know how to use the H on a bird, tried my best though. Now I have no idea what to do.

  6. soler

    soler Songster

    May 1, 2012
    Long Island, NY
  7. Suzie

    Suzie Crowing

    Jul 9, 2009
    If you have any Honey you can smother her backside with it and try to tease her prolapse back inside her -it takes a lot of time - she should also be in a dark place where she can rest and relax.


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