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hen death, vent blown out?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MarjorieBee, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. MarjorieBee

    MarjorieBee Hatching

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    [​IMG] I'm am very sorry to share this, but I came home to a dead hen today. Trying to figure out what happened to the poor gal. Her vent looked inside out, like a red balloon was coming out of it. I tried to feel around thinking an egg could have been stuck but everything felt soft, so I don't think So. Another thing I thought of was that I did get an enormous egg about 3 days ago, could have pushing that thing out have done this to her? I wish I could have noticed something before it was too late and hope I can prevent this from happening again. Anyone seen this before?
     

  2. Toddrick

    Toddrick Songster

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    Welcome to BYC! Sorry for your loss. It looks like a prolapsed vent. I'm guessing that big egg must've caused internal trauma or symptom of an existing problem. A prolapsed vent alone should not be fatal as I understand it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014
  3. MarjorieBee

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    Well thank you for your feedback. The next time I see an enormous egg like that I'll have to thoroughly check them all. Thank you!
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member

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  5. MarjorieBee

    MarjorieBee Hatching

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    Thank you I will definitely check those out. She is young and had only been laying for about three months, and was healthy and hadn't had any previous problems so I am kind of shocked. Thanks again!
     

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