External Vent????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by California Cluckin, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. California Cluckin

    California Cluckin Out Of The Brooder

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    Ukiah
    Sorry if this is redundant, couldnt find it on search. I have a black sex link with its vent hanging out about 4 inches. Will I be able to help this adorable and producing hen or is she bbq?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    It's called prolapse, and is very serious.
    I'll attach a link with some advice about treating it. Pay attention to #16.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=793&p=2

    Keep her in a dim, quiet place to discourage laying. You will need to clean it up and gently push it back in, using Prep H or honey.
    You probably will need antibiotics.

    Good luck

    Imp- BTW Welcome to BYC

    You can search prolapse in the emergencies forum for lots of info.
     
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  3. California Cluckin

    California Cluckin Out Of The Brooder

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    Ukiah
    Thank you for the response!

    Update: It seems that it went back in (up) all by itself within 15 minutes after she dropped a yolk only (no shell)on the lawn. She been playing, eating and drinking with the other chickens all day. We will keep a close eye on her (she's one of the favorites!) and if it happens again we will definately try all the tips we just read.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Oh great. That's good news. It can happen again, so watch closely

    Imp
     

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