Help... Does anyone know what this is?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jordy7786, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. jordy7786

    jordy7786 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,
    Noticed one of our hens had a bare patch under her tail this morning and it was quite wet with creamy beige coloured stuff around the area.
    When we got home just now she was lying down with blood pouring from the area. The other hen wasn't helping as she was pecking at it. It looked liked a prolapse.
    Went inside to get some things looked out for cleaning it and by the time we got back out she was even worse so we decided to put her out of her misery as she couldn't even hold her head up. [​IMG]
    Does anyone know what this is and what might have happened?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
  2. jordy7786

    jordy7786 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't seem to get the photos to attach. Can you upload directly from phone?
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It could be that she suffered a prolapse which may have gotten infested with maggots. Fly strike can also occur from a messy vent or from vent pecking. Very sorry for your loss. Here are some articles that may help in the future:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/07/flystrike-in-backyard-chickens-causes.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...autionary-tale-with-graphic-photo-progression
    http://beautyofbirds.com/Prolapse.htm
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html
     
  4. jordy7786

    jordy7786 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for replying. I think this is what has happened - looks very similar anyway. So sad as she seemed fine just a few days ago. There was an egg in the box that was covered in blood so this must have been hers too. :(
     

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