Lethargic Bardrock with prolapsed vent

Eggcessive

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Soaking in some warm Epsom salts or soapy water with a little Dial soap for about 10-15 minutes would help to soften the crust. The longer the better. Taking a wash rag and rubbing it some after softening may get some of it off. You have to rub a bit, and it can bleed a little, but that is a sign of good healthy tissue, so it is okay. She has a really dried out prolapse, and hopefully, you can get that off. Then coat it with some ointment.
 

humblehillsfarm

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And still no egg? Can you feel around her abdomen for one? I have read on BYC if you can keep them in the dark for all but four hours a day, it will trigger them to stop laying, and give the prolapse time to heal.
 

mnkymn

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Apr 16, 2017
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Soaking in some warm Epsom salts or soapy water with a little Dial soap for about 10-15 minutes would help to soften the crust. The longer the better. Taking a wash rag and rubbing it some after softening may get some of it off. You have to rub a bit, and it can bleed a little, but that is a sign of good healthy tissue, so it is okay. She has a really dried out prolapse, and hopefully, you can get that off. Then coat it with some ointment.
Thanks. Will keep at it.
 

mnkymn

In the Brooder
Apr 16, 2017
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47
And still no egg? Can you feel around her abdomen for one? I have read on BYC if you can keep them in the dark for all but four hours a day, it will trigger them to stop laying, and give the prolapse time to heal.
I’ve felt the abdomin and slide a finger in her vent and both ways don’t feel anything that feels like an egg.
 

mnkymn

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Apr 16, 2017
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Just want to say she is much better. And she is laying eggs again. Thank you to everyone that provided help to get through this.
 

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