my chicken has a lot of poop on her and a long white thing hanging out of her. It doesn't look like the pictures i saw for prolapsed vent or oviduct. She seems to be in pain and I don't know what it is and what to do. It is white and round, a little larger than a pencil, about 2 inches long. I really need some help and would like to see pictures that might help me figure out what it is. I have 4 laying hens and I love them. I don't want to loose one. This is the first time I have ever had a problem and they are almost 1 yr. old. thanks for any help. I'm sorry to post again but I have looked everywhere on net and can't find an answer. I'm scared she is going to die but I just don't know what to do. I feed the chickens with laying food from tractor supply, give them oyster shells and treats. I keep the coop clean, new shavings, clean water and containers. They get scratch and love to scratch around in the garden. very careful when i handle them. Keep their water from freezing and let them out everyday to rumage around the yard. I always keep an eye on them, they always come running when they see me and are not afraid of me. They let me pick them up and rub them. I just need answers and alot of help. Even the two books I bought do not have this type of thing in them. I sure hope someone will talk to me before it's too late. thanks and God bless you all.