Is this a prolapse?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mattoid, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. mattoid

    mattoid New Egg

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    Just collected the eggs from our 4 and found one smeared with blood.

    Upon further investigation have discovered a bloody protrusion. It seems to be pulsing and dirty with chicken poop but also seems to be distinct from the vent - whichis why I'm unsure if it's a prolapse (as I thought these were when the insides turned out of the vent itself)


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    The vent is at the bottom of the picture with the slight curve and the suspect article is on the left. Apologies for the unclear photo, it was the best I could do with the bird in my left hand and my ipad in my right!

    Possibly unrelated, but worth mentioning is a bit of a bald leg. Otherwise the bird seems fine, happy pecking around the garden and taking dust baths etc.


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    Any ideas? Will obviously take to vet if its serious but if it's something I can treat what's the best way to approach this?
     
  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would check them for mites and or lice. That's normally what blood on an egg means.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Yes, looks like it might be the start of a prolapse and probably where the blood came from.

    Clean her up really well, put on a glove and check her for another egg, but be very gentle, don't want to break an egg if there's one in there. I'd probably also give her a human calcium pill.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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