HELP! What is wrong with my hen's bottom? Prolapsed uterus?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bock, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. bock

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    I just got back from a 7 day vacation and went outside to check on the animals. I went over to the chicken coop and I could immediately tell something was wrong with my BTW Japanese Bantam Hen. Dried poo was hanging down all around her bottom, so I had my sister hold her while I gently washed off the poo with the hose. A few minutes later clear watery poo spilled out of her bottom and a dark red thing was visible. [​IMG] My RIR ran over and pecked at the red tissue, then she pulled it back into her body. I also found 3 eggs of her eggs that were twice the size than usual, and two normal-sized ones. I have heard of egg-bound hens, and hens' uterus coming out of their body. I think I also had an egg-bound duck die from this, but I never knew for sure. Please help, I don't know what to do, and I don't want her to die! [​IMG]
     
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  2. crazy chook

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    I would separate her if you can, just to keep the other chickens from pecking at her, otherwise they will cause infection or death.

    Sorry I don't know what else to do? Hope she is ok. [​IMG]
     
  3. bock

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    Thank you. [​IMG] I'm going to go get her and put her in a cat cage.
     
  4. bock

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    Since nobody was helping, I tried to give her a bath in warm water and massage the egg out. I thought I felt an egg right bellow her ribs, but after I would massage it down about an inch it would return to it's original spot. I gave up after 8 minutes, because she kept on flapping her wings and then what I think is her uterus kept on falling out and I would have to push it back in. [​IMG] I really need help. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickenzoo

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    Separate her and clean her up the best you can. You can use clean saline in a syringe to squirt some inside the vent to dislodge debris if it is dirty. If you have an antibiotic, put some in her water. Make sure she has some layer with calcium in it and watch her for awhile.
     
  6. chickenzoo

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    Quote:Ok, clean her off. If you have any hemorrhoid cream apply that to her vent area. She has a prolaspe, and you need to keep her as clean and as quite as possible, in a dark area. Hopefully it will return to the proper form soon. The cream will help it shrink back up.
     
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  7. bock

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    Thank you, I will make her a nice place to rest. [​IMG] How long should I leave her in there? Will the uterus go back in by itself? Is there any special food I should feed her? Thank you so much. [​IMG] Edited to say:I don't have hemoroid cream, is there anything else I can use? And, should I put vasalene on her vent? Thanks. [​IMG]
     
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  8. chickenzoo

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    Try to encourage it back in. I'm not sure what else you could use. I would hold off on the vasaline, as you want it to go back in. She probably passed all the eggs, and what you feel is one that is not ready yet, but keep an eye out on it. You want her to stay very clean..... I would wait a week past when it recedes back in at least to let her out.. Try to keep her from pecking at herself also.
     
  9. bock

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    Thank you, I just put her in my bedroom. I need to go clean her vent, she has the most horrible poo right now! [​IMG] Thanks, I coudn't have helped her without you! [​IMG]
     
  10. bock

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    She has been in my room for about 4 hours now, and the uterus has not come out once! [​IMG] I looked up some pictures and videos of this condition though, and her uterus did not come out all the way, just part of it, I think. [​IMG]
     

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