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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 In the Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    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 Songster

    May 5, 2011
    Western NC
    My Coop
    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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