Is my hen prolapsing????? please help!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ardizzone7, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an ISA Brown hen that is about a year old. She is a good layer and very active. Today she stood outside the back door for a very long time without moving much. I noticed she looked like she was trying to push something out her vent, but nothing is coming out. I caught her and looked at her vent. It looks enlarged, but not inflamed. She feels full and round but nothing feels solid like an egg. What should I do? she is not eventrying to get in the coop when I feed the other chickens. I do not want her to die so I want to try to stop what is happening as soon as possible.
     
  2. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She just managed to hop herself into the coop to roost for the night. Should I just wait until morning????????????? Any help would be appreciated!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    When was the last time she layed? Did you try a warm belly soak??
     
  4. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just checked on her this morning. She seems fine. Walking around with no problems. She has a dirty back side but her legs are back to normal not spread apart like yesterday. I found an egg in the coop with a very large calcium deposit on it. That must have caused it to be stuck. When I checked her vent yesterday, it must have been enough to shift it so it could come out. I am so glad! I was really afraid I was going to find a dead chicken this morning!
     
  5. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    OUCH! [​IMG]
     
  6. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear your girl is alright!! [​IMG]
     

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