Growth on hens rectum.

jrooster70

In the Brooder
Mar 22, 2016
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HELP!!!!!!!! I REALLY NEED. HELP! MY HEN IS HAVING SOMETHING COMING OUT OF HER RECTUM. I ALMOST WANT TO SAY IT'S HER INTESTINES. SHE CAN POOP RIGHT, IT'S JUST RUNNY AND drips DOWN HER BACK FEATHERS. She's acting very normal other than pulling her feathers out. I don't have a vet that will see her. I don't want her to suffer but what should I do? Please help, she is our baby!!
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Teila

Bambrook Bantams
6 Years
Apr 15, 2013
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Forrest Beach, FNQ, Australia
Hi there jrooster70, sorry that you are experiencing this.

While I am not an expert on what ails chickens, that looks like a prolapsed vent to me.

I have no experience with prolapsed vent but if you search it, there are lots of helpful threads on treatment and hopefully someone more experienced with also be able to assist.

Good luck, I hope she recovers
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jrooster70

In the Brooder
Mar 22, 2016
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Thankyou for your response. This is my first time ever seeing this. My husband is looking it up now but is it reversible? Will she die if not fixed soon?
 

Teila

Bambrook Bantams
6 Years
Apr 15, 2013
16,612
26,053
1,026
Forrest Beach, FNQ, Australia
Hey jrooster70 as I mentioned, I have not had actual experience with prolapsed vent but have seen it mentioned many times on BYC.

I believe you need to action it ASAP so that the exposed tissues do not dry out, swell, become dirty, infected etc. I believe it needs to be cleaned and popped back in, but please do not take my word for that, check other threads for correct treatment.

I have also read that it is treatable if caught early and not necessarily a death sentence. However, she will need to be watched closely after popping it back in as she may pop it out again.

Sorry I could not be more helpful but I am confident your hubby will find some good advice on other threads and/or someone might chime in on this thread also.
 

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