Possible vent gleet getting worse. UPDATE: Prolapse!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CrysJeff, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. CrysJeff

    CrysJeff Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. One of our hens has what we originally thought was vent gleet. We started feeding yogurt, and a week ago she decided not to sleep in the coop during a 7 degree night (we didn't notice until morning). She seemed to take a bad turn that evening and we pulled her inside the garage to help keep her warmer, and started soaking in warm water and Epsom salt. She seems to only be getting worse. Now we are unsure if there is a prolapse or bound egg involved...but we cant feel an egg. She hasn't laid in weeks. See the pic taken today. The red blob is new today. The white cream is hemroid cream. We feel so helpless. Any thoughts are welcome.
     

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  2. staceyj

    staceyj Flock Master

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    That is a prolapse. There could be an egg behind it, it looks like it.
    What does that rounded buldge in the dead center feel like?
     
  3. staceyj

    staceyj Flock Master

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    @CrysJeff
    Move this question to the emergencies section so you'll get some replies.
    There are instructions at the top of that forum (example questions) that would be good for you to go over an answer.
    The more information you provide the better the chances of being helped in an emergency. -and this IS an emergency.
    Retitle you post
    Help! hen with prolapse
     
  4. alexa009

    alexa009 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, Welcome to BYC!:woot. So sorry about your hen! It looks to me like she is really egg-bound. If you post in the emergencies and disease forum someone is sure to answer it.
     
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  5. CrysJeff

    CrysJeff Out Of The Brooder

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    Bulge was soft and squishy. Trying to move post to emergencies.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hopefully somebody in 'emergencies' can help.
     
  7. staceyj

    staceyj Flock Master

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    I'm terrible at moving. Just start over. Post picture and ask for help.
    Hit post.
    Then add a second post with a narrative.
    -just trying to speed things up.
     
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    rjohns39 Flock Master Premium Member

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  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    That is not Vent Gleet, that is Prolapse from a stuck egg and pushing too hard. If her insides have been out too long, the outcome generally is not good. You need to really sterilize her bottom and try to stuff all that back in. Use Prep H to reduce swelling, slather it all over that area and keep it inside her. Every time it comes out, stuff it back in. You might need to wrap her to keep it in. Keep her warm inside away from all birds and only about 6 to 8 hours a day of light to stop the laying. She will never heal if she keeps laying. Again if its been too long, the chances of saving her grow less.
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    If that is an egg sticking out, you need to soak her in warm water to help that pass. Then do as I suggested above.
     

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