Hen has a bulging thing out of vent-Help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by messianicmom, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. messianicmom

    messianicmom Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen has a red thing with nveins on top protruding out of the left side of her vent. It is almost covering her entire vent.

    Does anyone have an idea of what this may be and what we can do?


    Thanks,
    Rachel
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It sounds like prolapse. Type "prolapse" in the BYC search box and you'll see alot of info on it and how to treat it.
     
  3. hencam

    hencam Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, it's prolapse. Immediately remove your hen from the flock. If the other hens see it, they'll peck at the prolapse (which is the insides pushed out due to egg-laying issues) and they'll kill the hen. Some prolapses can be cleaned up, pushed back in, and your hen will be fine. You need to treat the prolapse before it becomes infected and before it becomes swollen. For hens that have a torn prolapse, the prognosis is not good. I've successfully saved a hen with prolapse, and years later she's still laying. You can see what I did here:
    http://www.hencam.com/henblog/2007/07/folk-medicine-cure/
    and for the beginning of the story go here:
    http://www.hencam.com/henblog/2007/07/prolapse/
    Good luck!
     
  4. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gently clean the area with warm water apply either honey, sugar or prep H onto the tissue, let it set a few minutes this will reduce the swollen then gently with a gloved and lubed finger push the tisue back in, it may take several times to keep it in. You will need to stop her from laying for a bit by keeping her in a darken area so she will not produce another egg
     
  5. tstringer

    tstringer Out Of The Brooder

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    Any advice for a little chick?!?! It's so tiny, I don't know what to do about it?
     

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