HELP! Hen with prolapse...not getting better

lauraj2

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 6, 2009
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Last Sat I saw one of my hens had prolapsed, immediately logged on and got some good advise. I am doing everything I can but she is not getting better. Now it is hard to tell what is poo, what is dried blood? or if the prolapse is just dried up??? I have been washing her butt as well as I can, tried honey, sugar bathes, preparation H, Halochrism and olive oil. At first I could put it back in and it just came bulging back out, now cant get it back in. This am she was about the same, she still eats, drinks and tries to preen. I don't think I can put her down, she has not given up so I dont want to either. Any more advise and wisdom will be a blessing
 

mypicklebird

Songster
11 Years
Aug 8, 2008
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Sonoma Co, CA
This is not a happy answer- but you have done just about all you can do besides take her to a vet who could evaluate the tissue to see if is is still alive/viable- and replace it surgically if possible. If you can't get it back in and if the tissue is dead, she will die- slowly, but she will die. So at this point you have options- take her to a vet, keep trying at home- you are doing just about all you can do at home, or dispatch her humanely. I am sorry, prolapses are the pits.
 

lauraj2

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 6, 2009
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I think I am gonna hafta put her down, but I find that so hard to do. She is eating and drinking and doesnt act too sick which even makes it harder, her eyes look bright and alert. I don't think she is gonna get better, the prolapse is worse, its hard and dried out, poo is stuck and I cant get it off even after soaking in sugar water. She's such a trooper, I feel so bad
 

Kittymomma

Songster
10 Years
Sep 9, 2009
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Olympia, WA
No answers or advice.
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usschicago1

Suburban Cochins
10 Years
Aug 11, 2009
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Taunton, MA
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I would soak her again.....for 20, 30, 40, 50 minutes it will eventually soften and come off.
Then gently push it back in and put some preparation H. Dont put her down
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jjthink

Crowing
13 Years
Jan 17, 2007
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If you can, consult with an avian vet and make it very clear that this is a much loved pet, just as any parrot or other exotic bird they might treat.

Have you tried keeping her in very limited light for a few days, so she doesn't keep producing eggs? (assuming she is, that is). It's a difficult thing, I know, as they like light just as much as the rest of us do, but.....maybe if she has a friend to keep her company...and treats to cheer her up....

I'm so sorry - I know this situation is hard.

JJ
 

lauraj2

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 6, 2009
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I will keep soaking. I have her alone but I know she wants to be with the other chickens. I don't want them to peck at it. I did talk to my vet about it and he said he could put in " purse string sutures" if we could get it back in. I havent been able to push it back in since Mon.
 

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