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Help is this a prolapse?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jane23, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. jane23

    jane23 Hatching

    Nov 2, 2016
    Warning! Graphic pictures..
    Saw my duck this morning with just her butt pink/red having droplets of clear fluids. Now throughout the afternoon this started appearing. My duck laid an egg this morning with the hard shell, she's been laying 10 eggs consecutively this week. Tried washing it off in the shower and a tub of warm water to stay clean but she didn't like to be touched :(
    Anybody experienced this with their bird(s)?

    Last edited: Nov 2, 2016

  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    I don't really have experience with prolapse, but I've read raw honey does wonders for it. Try putting some on and leave it for a while. It could take a little bit for the honey to help. Keep her isolated in a clean area so it doesn't get dirty/infected. Make sure she is eating and drinking. Limit light to hopefully give her a rest from laying. Hope this can help you!
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2016
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    if at all possible, please get her to a vet. It is a prolapse.

    Anti inflammatories are needed, and antibiotics, there is probably an egg in there, eggbound.

    Metacam is anti inflammatory prescription medicine. The vet prescribed Bactrim, also, an antibiotic.

    She needs to be kept in a dark place to prevent further eggs from developing. A vet can give hormone shot to prevent egg formation.

    A couple hundred mg of calcium daily may also help.

    Time floating in a tub of lukewarm water is also a good idea.

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