Hen with painful looking red but?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ruby Mia, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has looked quite painful for quite a while now and today i saw this weird looking white thing hanging out of it (piece of egg?). Has anyone seen anything like this before?

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  2. bluefrog87

    bluefrog87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Prolapsed vent is my first guess.

    I assume with no bad smell and this is the only thing going on.

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html

    My fear is infection right now.

    Also other post on subject
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/846626/prolapsed-vent/40

    My only 2 other guesses would be parasites or infection.

    It also may help to put in quarantine. It looks like she has been pecked on. Quarantine doesn't have to be fancy. I use a large dog crate (sized for a border collie). If not in quarantine, the other birds may cannibalize her.

    Hope this helps
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2014
  3. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks infected. Bath her in a warm epsom salt water. The poop burns them. Read up on vent gleet, however, not sure if this might be part of the problem. Repost picture after you clean her up.
     
  4. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do an internal exam to see if you can feel anything in her vent.
     
  5. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies! i will give her a soak tomorrow and see if that helps.
     

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