Hen in distress

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickeryChick, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. ChickeryChick

    ChickeryChick Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter just called me at work to say one of the hens
    is in distress.
    The hen is acting like it wants to push out an egg or poop,
    but my daughter says the hens innard appear to be coming out.

    HELP!

    ChickeryChick
     
  2. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard to lube up her vent with vaseline/ lubrication may help her get the egg out. Also a warm bath helps to losen up the muscles. If her vent prolapses(? spelling) uue preperation H or honey helps to get it to go back in. Look up prolaspe vent in search. Hope this helps
     
  3. ChickeryChick

    ChickeryChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, Tammye
     
  4. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Also make sure she's separated asap so the other chickens don't peck at it and kill her.
     
  5. ChickeryChick

    ChickeryChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I told my daughter to isolate her until I get home.

    Thanks,
    ChickeryChick
     

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