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Please Help My Chicken With Prolapse

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by peigal, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. peigal

    peigal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all,

    I have a chicken with a serious prolapse. I have tried twice pushing it back in but each time as soon as it is in the chicken pushes it out again. It is quite bloody and disgusting looking and I am wondering if the best thing to do is just kill it or do I have another option. Right now it is in the cat cage in the kitchen as I did not want it to get picked on by the other birds. I would be very greatful for any advice thanks.
     
  2. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I truly don't know how to help you....but I have to say, in this situation your risk of infection even IF you can get the prolapse fixed is huge.....I personally would put her down.

    I'm so sorry-these types of decision are really hard-good luck whatever you decide to do.

    Sandra
     
  3. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    peigal, welcome to BYC. Prolapse vent is serious and some people have success with preperation H to help with the swelling. Sometimes it is cured by shoving back in and isolating the hen to avoid others pecking at her. It depends on the strength of the hen.

    Many times they are culled if they don't heal, however some have had luck with recovery and the hen laying normal again. There isn't alot you can do. Good Luck.

    bigzio
     
  4. peigal

    peigal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your welcome and your replies. We will give her a night inside and see how she is in the morning. If she doesn't mend is it ok to eat her? Thanks
     
  5. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey! I just saw a topic on this on another board! If the tissue is dirty, you can rinse it off/ wash it with warm water. Then, these people used HONEY!

    Rub/smear some honey on the tissue, and somehow it shrinks and it goes back in! Or, if you don't have honey, sprinke some granulated sugar on it. Its worth a try! I never would have guessed it.
     
  6. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a vague memory from a James Herriot book that sugar once was used as a farm remedy for prolapses in cows. I don't know the science behind it; probably it shrinks the tissues like Prep H. Good luck.
     
  7. peigal

    peigal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice I'll give it a try.
     
  8. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    Please, let us know how that turns out.
     
  9. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is this a young chicken with this condition? Sometimes an unusually large egg is the cause. I would try the preparation H but make sure you go up into the canal. I would also add natural raw apple cider vinegar to her water to fight off any infection. Keep her isolated and keep her clean.
     
  10. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I don’t see any reason you can not culled her, maybe some others might have some advice, you haven’t been giving her any antibiotics or medications? But I would not give up to soon push in as much as possible an apply preparation H and keep her clean, give her something to fight off infection, I would think it could take as many as 3-5 days for her to recover if she does. Here’s hoping the best for your chicken. You can always wear gloves that is how we test our chickens before we cull them to see if they are going to lay an egg.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2007

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