Help! What is this? Prolapsed vent? egg bound??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Momagain1, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    what do we do?

    TIA!
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  2. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Hmmm it's hard to tell looks like a prolaspes but it isn't very big. Does it look like an egg in the red part? Does she stand with her tail towards the ground?
     
  3. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    my son said yes to the tail at the ground...
    I dont know about the others...first time this happening ...
     
  4. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    She may be egg bound I would try giving her a warm bath and seperating her. But someone else might have some better information :)
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has either just laid an egg or needs to lay an egg. You're gonna need a pait of exam gloves and some oil. You need to insert a finger into the center of the prolapsed area to feel for an egg. Otherwise, the prolapse needs to be pushed back into the hen. The area will need to be well lubricated and hemerrhoid cream will help alot with redness and swelling.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    This is exactly what I was going to say. Prolapse, even if you have never seen it before, you know exactly what it is when it happens.
     
  7. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    uhh..what kind of oil??
     
  8. thumper76

    thumper76 Out Of The Brooder

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    Olive or vegetable oil. I have used K-Y in the past to try to lubricate to check for an egg and to help it's passing.
     
  9. MyHappyChicks

    MyHappyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Any cooking oil like olive or vegetable works just fine.
     
  10. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL
    nevermind; found some stuff we use when we had to do rectal suppositories for our girls..

    No egg; gently pushed it in...its pulsing tho..keeps sorta coming out a bit..will keep checking in on her...

    do they recover?
     

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