Help! no one replied to last post, sick chicken!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Portland Pearl, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Portland Pearl

    Portland Pearl Hatching

    Aug 17, 2010
    I have a one year old white leghorn banty with a prolapsed oviduct. She's had it for a long time (I'm a new chicken owner and didn't catch it early on. I did the treatment I read about (prep H on it, then gently pressed back in) but the prolapse reoccurred. She can't keep herself clean and looks pretty uncomfortable, is picking off feathers where she can reach. Any other cures or should I think about putting her down? These are our first chickens, so it's a difficult decision! Thanks for any help.
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I dont know what to do..
    heres a bump up..
    Good luck!
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    A reoccuring prolapse is often a death sentance, they are difficult to impossible to treat. I'm sorry to say, she will most likely have to be put down, especially if it's been like that a while. It's dangerous for the tissues to get dried out, the tissue can die easily and lead to infection and gangrene. I'm sorry. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2010
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    You have to keep doing the Prep H and pushing it back inside, takes a few times. Other than that, I dont know what else you can do.
  5. 1USAVET

    1USAVET In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2010
    Hello there...I did a search and found this page of responses on BYC. It seems honey is a very good thing to would put it on like an ointment (use a lot) on the link to read the comments and how it worked. I hope this helps! [​IMG]

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