Got to Sew Up another chicken today...............

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenzoo, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    My little Bantam Cornish hen ,Cornelia has some age to her, but she's been laying very well. I noticed her trying to lay an egg, so I waited around to collect it. When I saw the egg I also noticed it looked like she had prolapsed. On closer inspection part of the inner end intestines hooked to the vent had a good size hole in it. Waste was trying to come out that hole.... So I grabbed her up and took her into the house, placed down the puppy pad, towel, iodine, wound wash, hemroid cream, soluble sutures, ( that thanks to these situations I keep on hand now...). Wrapped her up, cleaned it out, stitched her up and applied wash and iodine and H cream. Then I gave her some Amoxicillian to fight infection.... She seemed in good spirits and when i put her back she happily ate and drank. I took out Cornelius, and put him in the cage beside her. I think he tried to breed her while she was laying and put the hole in her....... fingers crossed she stays good.
    I should have been a vet......[​IMG]
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Wow. Yes, you should have [​IMG]
    Hope all will be well!
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You should have been a vet...I totally agree!
  4. scarletbaby

    scarletbaby Out Of The Brooder

    May 23, 2010
    I could have used your help earlier today. Could have saved me an expensive vet bill. [​IMG]
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens


    Hope she heals quick.
  6. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
    Glad u caught it in time. Sending payers for healing blessings. [​IMG]
  7. anythingbutsandy

    anythingbutsandy Out Of The Brooder

    May 7, 2010
    Kyle, Texas
    I still get a good laugh from my non-BYC-lover friends about using Prep-H and honey and poking back in a prolapsed vent on one of my girls last year. Good luck with yours!

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