Hen with a ball in her vent, HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bailey08, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. bailey08

    bailey08 New Egg

    Jan 2, 2012
    We have a polish hen she was egg bound we got that out but now she has a small ball of hard crust in her vent we have tried hot baths and all it does is crown we can pull out 1/2 pieces but that is all. She still eats but her feathers are fluffy and all she does is sit. What to do HELP
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    it sounds like another egg

    can you get some lube (KY or another brand) and lube the vent and see if you can work it out... i have heard of someone here a few years ago taking a razor and splitting the side of the vent like an episiotomy to help get a really big egg out
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  3. bailey08

    bailey08 New Egg

    Jan 2, 2012
    Why is this crusty the outer is white but when we pick at it it is like dry feed? and we have tried baths and ky any other suggestions, PLEASE
  4. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    Southern California
    Is it possible for you to get a couple of pictures.. and UPLOAD them here? Maybe a picture of what you are "pulling off/out".. and, a picture of her vent with this "crusty" exposed or visible?

    You say "a small balll of hard crust IN her vent".. is it "IN" her vent, or "ON" her vent on the outside? Is is poop?

    Only guessing without seeing it... but, if she got "scraped" (scratched, injured) inside her vent while you were treating her for Eggbound.... it may be better to leave it alone and let her heal.. maybe it's a "scab" of sorts?? Or, continue to treat her for Eggbound... and note that in the posts about "Eggbound treatment" it talks about using an oiled finger to feel around inside. Maybe some oil.... olive, vegetable, or mineral oil on a finger, smeared inside her vent -- on this "crusty" stuff will help it to soften up and ultimately loosen and come out on her, on its own.

    Still... just guessing without pictures... but, if she was Eggbound and she passed that egg... she would or should lay again, within a day or two.

    Have you Checked, Searched her for Prolapse... or Prolapsed vent.... you might have another issue here that is not clear to us without pictures.

    Keep her isolated until she is laying and pooping normally.. for a gallon of water add a Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar. Give her some TLC and keep on giving her the warm, soothing, "Eggbound" bathes and massages, it can't hurt her and you can repeat it as often as necessary. Three or four times a day until she lays and poops normally?

    Keep her with fresh food and water daily.. in a warm quiet place.. you can mix her LAYING feed with a little warm water and yogurt. You can make her some scrambled eggs and add some yogurt to them.

    To get help.. use the Search here on BYC.. or please give 'us' more information and / or pictures, or both.... thanks.

    Best of luck...
  5. bailey08

    bailey08 New Egg

    Jan 2, 2012
    I will try to upload pics, she has white runny ??? coming out of her vent and this other object crowns when we give her a bathand she pushes and makes noise but will not come out. Thank you so much. Will get back soon as I can.
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    2x Chicken Pauper.

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