Help please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dippity, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Dippity

    Dippity Out Of The Brooder

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    we just found one of our 7 month old chickens with what we think is a prolapsed vent, there does not seem to be an egg there but she is bloody, has a huge swollen lump on her bum and worst of all has a length of tissue hanging out of her about 2-2 1/2 inches long. Is this what I am supposed to be trying to push back in ?
     
  2. Allie Grace Sanders

    Allie Grace Sanders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures!!??
     
  3. Dippity

    Dippity Out Of The Brooder

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    My poor girl.
     

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  4. chuckachucka

    chuckachucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope someone can help. That does not look good. Was she injured somehow? I can't imagine how that has happened.
     
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    I hope so too! I don’t think she was injured we found her in her nesting box like this.
     
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  7. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    @Dippity Oh my goodness. Is that coils of intestines?
     
  8. staceyj

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    It's important that you keep it moist
     
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    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    I'm so sorry. I can't imagine it being anything else than intestines.

    If it were me, I would put her down immediately as quickly and as painlessly as possible.

    You "could" take her to a vet. However, the shock of having major organs exposed and the likely hood of infection, along with pain and suffering is a very real possibility.:hugs
     
  10. staceyj

    staceyj Chicken Obsessed

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    Sorry. Hit send to soon.

    I'm sorry to say that doesn't look good.
    Please try rinsing it off to see what you're working with.
    Post new pictures. Try to hold some feathers out of the way. There are awesome people here who might be able to offer better guidance than I.
    Everything should be kept moist while you're deciding what you're going to do.
    Even a few folds of moist paper towel is better than leaving her exposed to air.

    This is NOT just a prolapse.
    She may have prolapsed and was then pecked by her flock mates.

    Can't tell if that's reproductive tract or intestines from higher up, if they are punctured or torn, "pushing it back in" won't help her in the long run because infection will set in quickly and anything leaking from her digestive system will cause her to become septic.

    If you have access to a veterinarian who treats birds I'd take her immediately.
    Surgery is possibly an option but recovery isn't likely if there's a lot of internal damage.

    Euthanasia may be the most compassionate thing you can do for your fluffy one.
    Even a vet who doesn't "treat birds" will often provide euthanasia services in an emergency.

    Culling is the home option.

    I am so sorry that you are going through such a terrible time. :hugs
     

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