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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Momof12chickens, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Momof12chickens

    Momof12chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new at this but my chicken was covered in blood and she looked like
    She had what they say an egg stuck in her. I put her in water and tried to
    See if she had eggs in her I don't feel any. She lays egg like once every
    Two weeks because they are bigger then the jumbo eggs you get in store.
    Can't fit them in a egg carton. Please help me.
     
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  2. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Momof12chickens

    Momof12chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Bloveschickens. I have tried to do every thing that it says to do for her. I think
    It is prolapsed vent. She lays bigger eggs then jumbo. The one she layed today was smaller.
    And it was all bloody. That is how I know something was wrong. She looks like she has a big
    Budge under her vent. Looks like she has skin that has gone one each side of it. I will let you
    Know what happens. I hope we can take care of it. She is my sweet girl. Thank you. [​IMG]
     
  4. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she has a prolapse vent you need to separate her from your flock so they will not peck at her, which could cause death. The chicken chick also has a great article on prolapse vent:

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

    Make sure to read the part about treatment. If I were you I would treat her as the chicken chick suggests in her article.

    I do have one question: She is NOT egg bound right? Or does she have a prolapse vent and is also egg bound?

    I wish you the best!
     
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  5. Momof12chickens

    Momof12chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Bloveschickens.
    Sorry I did not update you on my girl but she passed last night. Then today I went to chicken coop and have
    Another girl the same way. If I can send a photo I will. I gave her a bath and she had a egg come out (not hard,soft)
    But under her vent looks like a budgie and looks like the skin is ripped apart. We cleaned it and pushed it in as much as we
    Could and put a few stitches to hold it in. Please tell me that is the right thing to do.i don't want to loss two of my girls.
    She is in the house in a cage covered and warm. Thanks
     
  6. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    Besides the above directions, it is best to get the chicken out of lay by feeding low protein foods & limiting her light. I had one years ago & caged her alone & fed oatmeal, scratch & greens & did nothing else. In a couple of weeks she had reabsorbed the prolapse & went on to lay eggs later. You don't want her to keep producing eggs with this problem.
     
  7. Momof12chickens

    Momof12chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your help. She is getting better. I have her in the house in a dog cage. I will let you know how
    She is doing. Happy new year. Thanks again.
     

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