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Insides seem to be coming out of chicken's vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mommieeeee, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Mommieeeee

    Mommieeeee New Egg

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    Hi,

    My daughter went out to feed and water the chickens this morning. She came back with a chicken that had a messy bottom and with further inspection, it seems as if her insides are red and swollen and protruding out of her vent. I tried to poke and prod gently, but they don't really want to go back in.

    Does anyone know what this is and how to cure it?

    Thanks for your help!

    From a desperate new member,
    Mommieeeee
     
  2. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I believe that is called vent prolapse. If you use the "search" feature you should find lots and lots of threads about it!
    Good luck.
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like a prolapse-clean the area well & gently-apply a little Preperation H, really. Then gently push the prolapse bach in. Isolate the bird to a small spach where she can't move around much and there are no other birds to bother her. Keep an eye on things & repeat treatment if needed. Some make it some don't.
     

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