does anyone know what this is (((pic)))

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lurky, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I am pretty sure this is a boy....he is 5 weeks old and the vet said prolapse but i have looked into it and it seems its a hen thing. Does anyone know of this with boys? I have heard what seems to be attemps at crowing, which is why i think it is a boy.

  2. Bubba

    Bubba Songster

    Jun 18, 2007
    Can you show us a picture of his head? A body shot would help to.

  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    It does look like a prolapse. If it is a boy, it could be an intestinal prolapse. Try washing it with sterile saline and applying neosporin and replacing gently and see if that helps.
  4. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:Here he is.........

    What about this intestinal prolapse....what can cause it and is it usually ok?

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2007
  5. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    how is her droppings, dry, moist or runny? could be something as simple as a change of feed or not enough water intake(causing consipation) or it could be enteritis or even a tapeworm, tumors in the lower abdominal region will also cause this.
    apparently she has been straining, perhaps the crowing you are hearing is the high pitched chirps a chicks makes when they strain to poop or feel like they have to..
  6. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    UPDATE: So i had to go out for a few hours tonight and i was hoping for some ideas here when i got back to help me to understand this odd issue. I had planned to clean him up for the night and put on neosporin/basitrate (sp) and let him rest. I had also read in the archives about the terrymicin (sp) and someone posted ideas. So i mixed some of the powder/cranberry juice/water and he liked that. So when i got home tonight he was looking better. BTW his poops were more on the dry side, so maybe constipated although he did not look to be straining. I just hope he continues to improve. This was so scary because i have never lost one yet. I have not had a single issue so this was my first. I'll have to see what tomorrow brings but its looking soooooo much better tonight. Thank you all who had input to offer....every bit of support helps when you are freaking out [​IMG]

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