HELP! Is it prolapse? How do I tell if that's the problem with my hen?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickiemomeredith, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. chickiemomeredith

    chickiemomeredith Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't actually pick up my hen and check the vent. HOw do I tell if it's prolapse? I don't see the other hens pecking at one? They all are acting normal, but one def was bleeding in the nesting box. HELP!
     
  2. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted a picture of our prolapsed hen. You might want to search on the term for some help. The first time ours prolapsed, it took 8 days to shed whatever the outer layer was and pop back in. And it did pop back in. She was fine for a month and now prolapsed again. It can be intensive. You want to isolate her for sure.

    If it is prolapsed, put prep H on it, and keep it clean. We also sprayed the area with benzocaine but now hear that any "caine" can kill the chicken.

    Good luck.
     

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