Chicken with prolapsed vent that won't stay back in

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by san carlos, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. san carlos

    san carlos Hatching

    Jun 18, 2008
    Our year old bantam black Modern Game chicken was laying happily since February but two weeks ago she suffered a prolapsed vent. I washed her and pushed it back in with Prep. H. She seemed fine for a week but it came out again and now no matter how often we tuck her back together, it comes out with every tiny bowel movement. We isolated her in a dark room to discourage laying, we have been putting Pick-no-More on many times a day but can't keep her from pecking at it. We even tried to make the kind of collar a dog wears after surgery. Now we see some oozing white discharge so we put antibiotics in her water two days ago. The vent is getting scabby and tender. She doesn't like me to touch it any more. Are we losing her?

    Any ideas?
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    If you hadn't put the antibiotics in her water I would say to soup pot (process) her. Some will continue to prolapse no matter what you do. I hope she does turn around for you.
  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    did you allow some time for the Prep H to work?
    did you squirt with saline or betadine?
    are you continuing to use Prep H?
    have you smeared with antibiotic ointment?

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