New bought Jersey Giant butt looks weird

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lornagj45, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. lornagj45

    lornagj45 New Egg

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    Hello, I just got this Jersey Giant 2 days ago, she is 4 1/2 mos old and started walking with her tail down, I had picked her up at dark and didnt really see her tail very good, the previous owners said they wormed her so I wasnt worried much, but I looked under her tail today and this is what I saw, what in the world is wrong with it? What do I do about it, and she is in with my other 4 chickens and her sister who is the same age but I didnt see it on that chicken[​IMG]
     
  2. lornagj45

    lornagj45 New Egg

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    Thanks, but would it feels real hard and dry and there are small white balls around it on the surrounding feathers, think this is still prolapsed?
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like it could be a prolapsed vent. That white stuff covering it is just a substance that seems to ooze out a lot during a prolapse. Here's what you should do:

    Give her a bath. Fill a bin, bucket, etc with HOT water (95 degrees). Submerse her lower half, and let her soak for 20-25 minutes. If possible, use your hands or a soft cloth to gently try to rub the white stuff away. This will take some doing, as it can dry like concrete, but be gentle--too much irritation will just make the prolapse worse. Give a bath to her every day or so to prevent accumulation of that white stuff (I'm not exactly sure what the "white stuff" is, but it occurs when birds have prolapsed vents).

    After bathing, gently try to push the prolapse in. It is unlikely to stay in very long, especially if you haven't removed all of the white discharge yet. Then, apply some honey and some Witch Hazel. Some people also use PreparationH. All three of these items will help shrink the prolapse and reduce swelling. Continue doing these things (pushing it in, putting honey and Witch Hazel on) every day.

    Hopefully, she will recover. I once had a bird with a prolapsed vent, and through doing the above procedure, she recovered successfully. Some people say that a bird with a prolapsed vent will have that same problem again in the future, but my hen has been perfectly fine ever since and has laid some really large eggs.
     
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  5. lornagj45

    lornagj45 New Egg

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    well good thing found out not her vent but its her tail bone the feathers are gone dont know why didnt see any mites No odor and tomorrow I will do as recommended by you all, thank you so much, I was so worried, well, still am, lol, anway, will help her out tomorrow
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013

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