Laid an egg....end everything else

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yogifink, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had a pullet lay an egg, maybe her first, and everything came out with the egg. Found her this afternoon, alive and in pain, egg hanging from her vent in what looked like her oviduct? Any idea what this was or caused by? I have a snap shot, but its awfully nasty.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    you can add the word graphic to your post name laid an egg... then add pic. is she dead?
     
  3. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a prolapse. Her is a link explaining prolapse. Did you get the prolapse back in?

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html
     
  4. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    prolapse is what I think it was, couldnt get it back in. We had to put her down, after some further reading I'm glad thats what we choose to do.
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Did it appear that the other chickens may have pecked her prolapse, and pulled out her insides? Chickens will cannibalize each other when they see red or blood. Sorry for your loss.
     
  6. jhankerson10

    jhankerson10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I may have the same problem... I separated her... how do you push it back in? Can it be pushed back in with a sore on it, or should I just put her down, for her sake? I discovered it yesterday, took her to the tub and tried to clean her off, she seemed ok, until I made the stream a little stronger to get what I thought was crusted poop off and it started to bleed a little bit.
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    i have never done it and know nothing but i have heard preparation h is what you use.
     
  8. Eggcessive

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    You need to clean her up to get the poo off, then lubricate the vent with honey, and push it back inside. Epson salt soaks are good. It helps to use a rubber glove, but you can hold the vent for a bit to keep it inside. Don't be surprised if it comes out again and again for a couple of days, especially when she poos or lays and egg. Just keep pushing it back in. The honey or PreparationH will reduce swelling in the prolapse. The longer the prolapsed vent has been out when you first discover it has a lot to do with success. Also it is painful, but you have to get it back inside. To prevent her from laying, you should place her in a dark room or covered cage 16 hours a day. It will take 2-3 days to stop laying. Here is more info:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html
    http://www.avianweb.com/Prolapse.htm
     
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  9. jhankerson10

    jhankerson10 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hope I can save her, almost 2 years and haven't lost a hen yet. I have a bit of a problem with a few pluckers in the flock... and now a few egg eaters... 49 hens and 1 rooster... we just added a second coop, but weather hasn't allowed us to get it leveled and build the run yet... but IF did put the injured hen in there to keep them from injuring her more... idk how long she can be like that before I push it back in... I was hoping the sore could heal first, or a bit... It's kind of hard to clean it off with thye scab.
     
  10. Eggcessive

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    Can you post a picture of it? It really needs to go back inside, but if there is dead or black tissue, that needs to come off. Do you have a vet who will see her? If the tissue is pink, it should be pushed back inside. Did the other hens peck her when she prolapsed, because that might not be in her favor. Infection may be present, and she may need antibiotics.
     

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