Help, Broken eggs, lead to prolapse, followed by broken rubber egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chookalooks, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Chookalooks

    Chookalooks New Egg

    Nov 12, 2013
    I got a lot of info from Backyard chooks when researching my initial problems but I am still having issues hoping someone can help more. My ISa brown first started laying oblong egg, then they I started to find them broken, was worried she was eating them when I noticed her in the hose for along time but no egg. Checked her out and found mites and re inflamed skin all around her vent. Could feel no egg. Treated all 3 hens w Ivermectin and neem powder, thoroughly cleaning the hutch and powdering everything including their dust holes. Checked next day and found small prolapse that looked pretty fresh. Popped back in easily, kept her in the dark for three days using anusol around the area to decrease inflammation. This am was to be her last day in dark if all was well (start of day 4). There was a very rubbery, broken egg! She did not prolapse but the skin around her vent area is still very inflamed. No sign of mites. She was on a laying feed, but in dark I just gave her mash. She is free range. Other laying hen is fine, pullet hen seems fine.

    Worried I am still in for trouble, any more advice? Don't want to loose my chook!
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2013
    Add cold pressed olive oil to the diet, a teaspoon per bird per week on average, or more if they want it, the only thing excess will do is give them runny poops for a little bit and chances are to start with they'll want a lot. You can just sprinkle it on some pellets or grains, some chooks will drink it neat, lots of methods to give it to them.

    The raw oil lubricates and gives flexibility to all mucosal membranes in the body, from mouth all the way through them to their vent, and also gives capillaries flexibility reducing cardiovascular disease risks; pellets only have cooked oils in them which are not anywhere near as helpful as cold-pressed oils and often the tocopherols used in chook feeds are synthetic.

    It's an old-timers' bit of info I found years ago, before getting my first chooks, and many hundreds of hens later there hasn't been a single prolapse despite some aggravated conditions which are high-risk for it, i.e. one of my Isabrowns got stepped on by a horse which smashed her whole body, so she laid only wrinkled and ridged eggs after that but for the first year post-incident she only laid 'rubber eggs' and strained to do so, and one of my Australorps was a severe internal layer, etc.

    Raspberry leaf tea is a great one to tone the female reproductive system, you can just mix it through some wet grains (best soaked overnight for best nutrition) and it'll vastly decrease the risk of her re-prolapsing.

    Best wishes.

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