- Sep 17, 2013
My ex battery hen has been living happily with us for 3 weeks then on Sunday I went to check on them and found she was pushed into a corner, with the hen ladder on her back and being pecked by the 3 other ex bats - she was bleeding and had what we think was a bad prolapse. We brought her inside and cleaned her up and attempted to put prolapse back in which didn't work, however, the following morning it seems to have gone back itself. I rang helpline and they suggested to bathe her with antiseptic wash which I did last night. Just above her vent and vent area it is black and smells awful. I think it's infected so I'm thinking of bathing her again to see if it helps. She seems fine in herself and eating and drinking well. I tried to put her back with the others last night but they began pecking her bum but it's not red it's black and perhaps the smell was what made them peck. I don't know really but if anyone has any advice please can you let me know!!