Multiple chickens prolapsing and bleeding out

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tommiesmomma, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Tommiesmomma

    Tommiesmomma New Egg

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    I need help!!! I have had 3 sexlinks, 2 black jerseys, and 1 delaware prolapse when laying. The other
    chickens keep pecking at the blood till they kill the hen. I have been able to save 2 by catching them
    at the time of the prolapse. Please help.

    I am still feeding starter, laying pellets, scratch, oyster shell. The hens are about 10 months old and
    have been laying even in the cold weather.

    I am so upset. I hate laying time because of the prolapse.
     
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    What kind of feed are you feeding them? Do they have access to plenty of oyster shell? That is not the norm to have that many hens prolapsing.
     
  3. Tommiesmomma

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    I posted the feed in my update. Its very abnormal.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:They don't need the starter anymore. How much scratch? I think I'd cut that out entirely for right now. Being too fat can cause some issues, do you think they're over weight? If you've got them under lights I'd quit that also.
     
  5. Tommiesmomma

    Tommiesmomma New Egg

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    23 percent layer
    16 percent grower
    scratch
    oyster shell
     
  6. Tommiesmomma

    Tommiesmomma New Egg

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    I don't think they are too fat. It seems to be moving thru type of
    chicken first the sexlinks, then the jerseys and now delawares.

    we had a yellow light in the cold weather. 2 lbs of scratch a day
    2 lbs pellets and 2 lbs starter with oyster shell. plenty of water
    they have a five gallon waterer.
     
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  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    When they prolapse is the oviduct coming out or are they just swollen and red at their vent?
     
  8. Tommiesmomma

    Tommiesmomma New Egg

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    Sometimes there is stuff hanging out. Other times the whole area is open and they
    will be dripping blood every where. Thats when the other hens start pecking and
    pulling. Sometimes it looks like the keel bone is protruding out. One that is alive
    lost all her reproductive organs, she is a pet.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Are you sure you don't have a "cannibel" chicken? How many do you have and how big of an area. If they're crowded they can get to pecking on each other badly. I don't know what else to suggest.
     

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