Help! Blood around vent!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tanyizzle, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. tanyizzle

    tanyizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning we noticed a hen in the nest box acting strangely and she has a significant amount of blood around the vent area. Is she possibly 'egg bound'? If so, if there is blood is there any chance we can save her?
     
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    I'm having trouble with the software on this computer, so the image is rotated wrong, but this is what it looks like after soaking her in a bath. I also tried feeling around inside the vent to see if I felt anything, but I didn't. I have no idea what's going on with her...
     
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    Could this be a prolapsed vent? It does appear to be distended a bit, and I couldn't feel any pieces of egg inside her...
     
  4. tanyizzle

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    She appears to be trying to push something out. Again, I didn't feel any egg when i initially checked (with lubricant and gloves). If it is a prolapsed vent, does it just feel strange to her or something? I have separated her from the flock, placed her in a warm bath, and inspected the vent as mentioned above. I will be placing her in a dog crate in an hour or so. Am I doing the right thing? Should I apply more lubricant, or maybe a different topical cream/antiseptic/anesthetic? PLEASE HELP!
     
  5. Suzie

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    I'm sorry to be reading this so long after you posted - honey or preparation H should help her if she has a prolapsed vent - I only wish somebody with much more experience than I have can help you out here - CMV is wonderful at helping in situations like this, hopefully she will see your post and give you some expert advice.

    Suzie
     
  6. tanyizzle

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    Thank you! I will try honey today. She is still alive and in the crate. She ate some meal worms this morning, but I will be checking to make sure is drinking as well. If not, I will likely try a medicine dropper. I'd still appreciate any advice anyone has, as she does still appear to be trying to expel something.
     

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