Need help! Chicken with a possible prolapse ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pp6chickens, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. pp6chickens

    pp6chickens New Egg

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    Hello everyone I am new to owning chickens this is my first flock, I have noticed that one of my hens seems to have an issue around her vent it is very red sore and irritated it almost looks like a prolaps. I will try and attach a photo. Has anyone else ever encountered this before? Or any suggestions on how to help her? Sorry if the picture is graphic and it is also upside down... Poor Barbra She is otherwise perfectly healthy laying eggs and eating.
    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It does look like prolapse.
    Give her a good soak in an epsom salt bath, clean her up good, then apply some hemorrhoid cream or honey and see if you can gently push it back in. You may have to do this a few times.

    Keep her separated until you are sure it's staying in (usually overnight). Give her extra calcium and give her normal feed to her. If you have any poultry vitamins, you can provide some in her water.

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html
     
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  3. pp6chickens

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    Thank you, I will try all your suggestions to help Barbra
     

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