Hard mass coming out of hen

Oct 1, 2017
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One of my hens has a large mass coming from her back side. I was hoping it was a lash egg she was trying to pass, but I fear it’s part of her insides. I don’t want to cull her if I don’t have to.
 

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It appears that she has a vent prolapse (prolapsed cloaca.) It needs to be kept moist with honey or oil, so that the internal tissue does not dry out. Try to push it back inside and hold it in. It may come back out when straining, but try to put it back in. Keep her separated. Make sure that she is able to pass droppings. It may be helpful to soak her in warm Epsom salts water once a day to keep her clean. Here is some reading about prolapses:
https://the-chicken-chick.com/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic/
 

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