Good Morning all! I'm TheGlue, and I have a question for you...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheGlue, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. TheGlue

    TheGlue Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 12, 2010
    Hey everybody,

    We had been thinking of raising chickens for a while and so this year in April we bought some chicks. We then waited till September to make our coop (everybody says start now! Don't wait till September!) Guess we are just like a lot of others, we now can tell everyone from personal experience, Don't wait! The fall comes quickly, and school, and weather, and holidays, and, and, and.....

    Anyways, My first post/question is...

    We have a Barred Plymouth hen that seems to have prolapsed. There is a big ball hanging out (probably an egg) with it all and she is puking white fluid (the prognosis doesn't sound good). It looks like there might be a tear in it and all she does is stand and sleep. She's got to be in pain and is completely worn out. Don't know what to do and wish someone was local (Burien, Washington) that has some experience to help me out on this first issue (a difficult one at that).

    Any advise is good advise....
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Use the BYC "Search" option near the top of your screen for posts regarding prolapse. It would be faster than someone typing a detailed response to your question (of which I have no experience, so I can't help you either...) Hope all goes well.
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So sorry about your hen. It doesn't sound good and she may need to be put out of her misery. Dealing with prolaspe is not an easy task. Like Buff Hooligans said, do the search to find the procedures. Good luck. [​IMG]
  4. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Hello from Tucson and [​IMG] I hope your chicken is better. If you can't find the information you need, post your question over in the Emergencies section. Good luck!
  5. 2many2count

    2many2count Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
    nice to meet ya [​IMG]
    grab a chair and enjoy [​IMG]

    sorry to hear of your issues but like they said anything ya think of put in search...i am yet to come up with new problem and have gotten help with few things in the past
  6. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Welcome, from Eastern Wa. Sorry but you may have to cull, but I'm no expert. good luck.
  7. redfeather

    redfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2010
    I'm 40 miles north of Seattle, but of no use to you. [​IMG]

    There is an avian hospital in Lake Stevens and (a better one) in old Bothell. Both will cost you a pretty penny though, and I don't know for sure if they do chickens.

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