Egg bound and prolapse, cut out egg, need help finishing

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This would have been her very first egg. Completely egg bound and prolapsed. Couldn’t find any hole from which to remove egg (soft shell) so I cut it out.

Now I can’t tell what remaining parts are egg stuffs and what parts are her oviduct. Got her cleaned up as much as possible and tried to gently push in the prolapse, but she just pushes it right back out.

she still cannot eliminate, and it appears her internal oviduct isn’t lined up with her external vent.

I am at a complete loss of what to do. She seems to be ok, but I’m sure she’s in pain.
 

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This would have been her very first egg. Completely egg bound and prolapsed. Couldn’t find any hole from which to remove egg (soft shell) so I cut it out.

Now I can’t tell what remaining parts are egg stuffs and what parts are her oviduct. Got her cleaned up as much as possible and tried to gently push in the prolapse, but she just pushes it right back out.

she still cannot eliminate, and it appears her internal oviduct isn’t lined up with her external vent.

I am at a complete loss of what to do. She seems to be ok, but I’m sure she’s in pain.
How is she doing? Has she been able to poop at all?
Where did you cut?
If she's pooping, then keep the exposed tissue clean and moist with honey, anti-inflammatory ointment, etc. so it doesn't dry out. The epsom salts soaks may also help reduce swelling, so if she's not lethargic, then at least once a day would be good on that.


If she's not been able to poop, then she is probably in a state of decline.
Sadly, sometimes a prolapse can't be fixed and a pullet or hen needs to be culled. Hopefully this is not the case with your girl.

Keep in mind that the intestines (colon) and vagina (reproductive) intersect at the vent as shown in the image below.
If she's still thriving and able to poop, since you did have to cut the egg out, I would administer antibiotics to help control infection. What do you have on hand?




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Thanks for the reply!! She just pooped today for the first time actual poo. Previously it has just been white and brown liquids that she’s been able to push out.

I have been spraying vetricyn a few times a day and did continue the epsom soak, and that’s pretty much it now. I gave her some aspirin for the two days following the “procedure”. I also went and got Rooster Booster electrolytes, but she’s barely drinking right now, so she’s not getting much. I have poultry nutridrench on hand, so will give that to her tonight.

The cut you can see in the pictures: it is the large hole on the left of the prolapse. I thought I was cutting the egg, not her! Or I would have tried to make it smaller.

She has no interest in water and I’ve only offered her small amounts of food, which she also has had no interest in. This is the only thing that concerns me at this point. I’m worried there’s an infection 😢 But maybe not... sometimes she seems perfectly fine, other times she seems like she’s “getting through” and sometimes she seems as though she’s in quite a bit of pain. So it’s tough for me to know exactly how it will all go down.

So I guess for now my plan is to keep on keeping on until she’s obviously recovered or obviously not going to make it.
 

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How is she doing? Has she been able to poop at all?
Where did you cut?
If she's pooping, then keep the exposed tissue clean and moist with honey, anti-inflammatory ointment, etc. so it doesn't dry out. The epsom salts soaks may also help reduce swelling, so if she's not lethargic, then at least once a day would be good on that.


If she's not been able to poop, then she is probably in a state of decline.
Sadly, sometimes a prolapse can't be fixed and a pullet or hen needs to be culled. Hopefully this is not the case with your girl.

Keep in mind that the intestines (colon) and vagina (reproductive) intersect at the vent as shown in the image below.
If she's still thriving and able to poop, since you did have to cut the egg out, I would administer antibiotics to help control infection. What do you have on hand?




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She’s not lethargic, so that’s a plus! She is definitely starting to feel better, and will explore when I let her out of the crate, she just won’t eat or drink.
She is a very flighty hen and has always been super skittish around us, so this is really rocking her world. I knew she was feeling poorly when she let me pick her up with no protests!
I’m hoping she pulls through and is less jumpy since she’ll have been handled and cared for so much.
She certainly can be expressive when she wants to!
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She’s not lethargic, so that’s a plus! She is definitely starting to feel better, and will explore when I let her out of the crate, she just won’t eat or drink.
Have you been able to get the exposed tissue back inside and is she able to poop at all?
Not eating and drinking is not good. Try enticing her with some wet feed or bits of egg.
Hydration is really important too.
 

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Yes, I’ve been syringing fluids in her, but I’m sure it’s not enough.
I tried to gently put it back the night I got the egg out, but she immediately pushed it out. Now too much of the tissue is dead, so I’m hoping it will dry up and fall of, like an umbilical cord.
I did offer her egg but she had no interest 😢 But that was two says ago. I haven’t been pushing the food because she has such a hard time eliminating, but I’m going to make sure she gets water today.
 

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