Chicken with runny whitish poop - In Need of Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicklover56, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Prolapse happens when the bird cant pass an egg and she pushes her insides out. You can usually treat this if you catch it just as it happens. However your bird is probably too far gone.

    If caught early enough, the insides can be stuffed back inside, prep h applied to reduce inflammation, and the bird is kept in low light for a week or two so she stops laying.

    However if your girl has given up and is barely moving and not eating, she probably is not going to make it.

    Just keep her warm and comfy. :hugs
     
  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she. And are you absolutely sure she hasnt laid some where?
     
  3. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but i dont agree with two crows on not trying, i would try what could it hurt. Try to get push it gently back inside her and keep her in a warm dark area so she can rest.
     
  4. chicklover56

    chicklover56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is about 5 months. I am sure.
    You are right, and I am going to do as much as I can.
     
  5. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats really odd then for her to have a prolapsed vent.... I almost wonder if she laid a solf or shell less eggs as these can cause prolapsed vents and the others would have eaten it without leaving evidence.
     
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  6. chicklover56

    chicklover56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I just push it back in whenever she pushes it out? and how far?
     
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  7. Teila

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    It could be that she has started to lay and some possible ‘plumbing’ defect from birth has caused this issue OR her first egg could be large but that is usually not the case.

    While I agree that it is probably not going to hurt to try and push the prolapsed vent back in, the fact that she has not laid previously could be an indication of that defect and if she is having difficulty laying her first egg, the reoccurrence of the prolapse is going to be high I believe [​IMG]

    Also, depending on how long she has these issues, eggs are going to continue to develop and build up in her system which can also be fatal [​IMG]
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Young layers are prone to all kinds of egg laying issues. When their egg laying machines are not fully developed yet, prolapse can happen very easily. Dehydration will cause prolapse because the oviduct becomes too dry.
     
  9. TwoCrows

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    Be very careful pushing it back in if she is as weak as you say. If it is too swollen and she is ill, you can damage or rupture her tiisue, depending on how long it has been hanging out of her. Dont over force the tissue. You can slather prep h on the prolapse and gentley try to push it in. Fresh prolapses go back in very easily, older ones get too swollen and infected.
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Make sure she is clean before you try to get it back in.
     

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