HELP OUr chicken has something hanging out of her. UPDATE..more pic

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redhd077, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have this chicken that is a little over a year old and we went out to check on them and my son's fav hen has this hanging out of her. What is it? What should we do??

    Update: I gave her a bath this morning to clean it up a bit. I felt it and it is just full of air. It will colapse when you touch it. Does this help at all??


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    See how its got that curl on the end of it...is that any help??
     
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  2. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new, but first thing is to separate her from the other chickens. Hopefully, someone will have an answer for you
     
  3. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is seperated. she is drinking alot of water.
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I haven't ever dealt with it, but do a search in the blue bar above for prolapsed vent.

    Hope she recovers fast for you! [​IMG]
     
  5. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good. I am wondering if this is prolapse . . . you might want to search to see if it fits the descriptions. As I said though, I am a total newbie!
     
  6. callahanfarmgirl

    callahanfarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read on here for prolapse, put her in a bathtub with warm water.
     
  7. GA_in_GA

    GA_in_GA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you edit your title to include "? prolapsed vent"
     
  8. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't looking like the pictures i am seeing of a prolapsed vent. This looks like part of her intestes is hang out.
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Chickens only have one rear opening- eggs and poo exit from the same opening, it's what into leads to the opening that varies, depending upon what the function required at the time is. Sometimes digestive organs, sometimes the oviduct. Either way, it all passes through the "vent".
     
  10. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i took a better picture and posted it.
     

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