It doesn't help that this chicken hates me... Prolapsed Vent??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kerriliane, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed an egg covered in blood the other day..and have had no idea where it came from.. then today I managed to get up close to this chicken (that hates me by the way) and see what was going on... I've rinsed her whith the shower head.. and I dont know what to do now..I'm reallllly new to this chicken thing...

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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Set her in a warm soak. Go to index then FAQ then scroll down for links to good threads on egg laying problems.
     
  3. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do i soak a chicken that hates me? I get near her and she freaks out!
     
  4. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    soak her in warm salt water and then towel dry and then lather her vent in hemorrhoid cream--this should help it pop back in! [​IMG] Sorry she hates you!!! [​IMG] Hopefully she'll apreciate what you're doing for her, but probably not! lol
     
  5. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will prolapse again wont it? I'm just worried as shes at least 1 egg a day -er.. and I have no where to keep her seperate from the rest.....
     
  6. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not always. I have had one that continued to prolapse, but have had one that only had it prolapsed once and the soak and cream did the trick and she still lays daily! [​IMG]
     
  7. FourPawz

    FourPawz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:See if you have a pet store nearby or vet office where you can buy a dog crate - an airline kennel. Do you have Wal-Marts in Canada? If nothing else, get a big box and put wire over it.
     
  8. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep her separated and in a dark area to discourage egg laying. Keep the vent clean, and put Prep H on it daily. It may take awhile for the prolapse to go back in. It took my hen about a week. You will have to keep an eye on her after it goes back in, because it could happen again.
     
  9. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was VERRRY unhappy in my house.. so I let her out to free range, collected some eggs, let the broody out of the broody condo and then saw her in a nest... after she got out, i didnt see any new eggs.. but shes very bloody now...
    I have too weak a stomach to push her prolapse back in.. I'm waiting to hear from a girl I work with who has helped a handful of her own chickens pass eggs that were egg bound.. so Im sure she'll know what shes doing.. until then.. I just hope no one pecks her!!
     

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