polish hen - prolapsed vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by greginshasta, May 22, 2010.

  1. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On of our Auracana's had a prolapsed vent a while back, and after cleaning/prep-h/shoving it back in 3 times it stuck and she was good.

    We have a polish whose vent is prolapsed as well, but we can't seem to resolve it. We've cleaned her up 5-6 times now, and kept her isolated for a week in a dark box, as I believe this we recommended. This morning, we clean her up and the moment she poos it's popped out again.

    Suggestions?
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2010
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How is she doing? Know it has been a couple days, so hoping she is better. If not.........


    You might have to clean her up, push it in and hold it for awhile - 10 to 20 minutes. It probably feels like a large poo to her so she pushes it back out.
     
  3. greginshasta

    greginshasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No change. I clean her up, push it back in, she farts and it pops out again.
     
  4. Chicken Boo

    Chicken Boo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Kabo/orpington bantam mutt had a prolapse a few weeks ago. It took a week to go back in. We gave her a few warms baths to relax her muscles, put antibiotic cream and KY on it every day, and kept her in a small dog crate in low light (so she would not create any eggs). I pushed it gently back in once or twice a day. After it went back in, I kept her in the crate for 2 more days just to be sure. She is back with the flock but she has not started laying again yet.

    So, hang in there and give her time.

    Good luck.
     

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