Help hen with prolapse

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ppaulsen, May 19, 2011.

  1. ppaulsen

    ppaulsen New Egg

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    We have a Maran hen, 10 months old, that appeared to be straining and uncomfortable yesterday. When I picked her up to examin her she was wheezing and straining. She then popped out two eggs at once. One had a very thin shell and one had just a light membrane around it. I also noted a large part of her vent was extending outside and was red and a little bloody. Reading through the forums I saw several similar posting calling this condition "prolapse". Many people said they cleaned the vent area and applied either honey, sugar or preparation H. The prolapse was then pushed back inside. I have tried this but the prolapse keeps popping back out. I have the hen in a small cage away from the other hens. Does anyone know if I should be using something to wash her with other than soap and warm water. Also what should I be feeding her, she seems hungry and just ate some mellon but I'm afraid to feed her too much solid food. Any other help or suggestions would really be appreciated.
     
  2. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sugar is to draw out the excess fluid and make it smaller so it can stay inside when you put it there. Keep it very moist no matter what. Sometimes putting some lubricant on your little finger and gently making sure it's all the way back inside will help. Good luck with her.
     
  3. Toi-toi

    Toi-toi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm having same problem with my hen. Started last Tuesday.
    First a couple of days, when she pooped it came out.
    I treated her with warm bath and Prep H.
    Then she is fine! Pooping won't cause prolapse anymore!
    But she laid egg, then it came out... I treated her and push it back. Never came back again.
    Now today is 4th day without laying eggs. She her butt look normal.
    She still in the cage in dark. She is eating scratch only.
    I'm keeping her till end of this weekend and we'll see how she feels.
    Good luck!!
     
  4. ppaulsen

    ppaulsen New Egg

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    I think my hen is better too. Thank you for your reply...it gave me hope through the whole ordeal. I think she really liked the warm baths!
     

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