Help! Somthing is hanging out of hen's vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ttclan, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. ttclan

    ttclan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have looked at pictures of prolapsed vents and this doesn't look anything like it.

    It is hard and long. Almost looks like a bone, there is a hole in one side and goo in it. We tried to gently pull it since we thought it might have been a unformed egg.

    As soon as I can figure out how to get my pictures on the computer I will post one, but thought I'd see if anyone had any advice.

    Thanks.
     
  2. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may be a malformed egg. Some of the pictures I've seen on here are of very strange looking eggs that don't look like eggs at all. Pictures will help [​IMG]
     
  3. ttclan

    ttclan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]

    sorry, didn't mean for it to be so huge!
     
  4. rcentner

    rcentner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wish I could say what it is, but I have a hen that happened to almost 2 years ago now...it went away and she lives on and is doing great.
     
  5. ttclan

    ttclan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's behaving just fine. Broody, but okay. She knows I've been watching her. This morning she wouldn't come near enough to catch. Poor girl I caught her twice yesterday. I only checked to see if it was still there this am.

    Misspellings due to my "smart" phone.
     
  6. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the picture. I don't have any guesses other than deformed egg material. Perhaps soaking her in a tub of warm water will help her pass whatever it is, just as this helps when they are egg bound. Hopefully others on here will have other advice. I'm sorry I can't be more helpful to you.
     
  7. ttclan

    ttclan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW - thought I'd send a quick update...
    I didn't get back to doing anything about it for a day and it was gone the next morning, so whatever it was passed and I never saw traces of it around the coop and run either.

    Weird...but guessing it was a funky egg.
     
  8. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm glad this turned out well [​IMG]
     

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