Pro-lapsed Hen! Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Alberta Hens, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Alberta Hens

    Alberta Hens Hatching

    Mar 14, 2011
    My 2 year old leghorn is a bit pro-lapsed. I soaked her in water, removed some hardened feces, and applied 'roid cream on her, and I plan on isolating her from the other girls so that she doesn't get pecked. Please let me know what else I can do to make sure this fine, tough bird survives!
  2. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Songster

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    I have not had this happen but here is a bump. [​IMG]

    Sorry I could not be more help.
  3. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    I have never dealt with a prolapse before. I had a baby that we thought was, but you know... wasnt.

    Anyway, I hope that someone can help you better that I can...

    Oh and [​IMG]
  4. mysweetpeeps

    mysweetpeeps In the Brooder

    Aug 31, 2008
    Please go to the post I have active, "Prolapse?? Egg Bound?? Give up?? Pics...". They have given some wonderful suggestions that may help you too!!!
  5. Prolapsed Oviduct, also called "blowout" or "pickout" is a condition in which the lower part of the hen's oviduct turns inside out and protrudes through the vent. Prolapse occurs most often when a hen starts laying at too young an age, is too fat, or lays unusually large eggs. Caught in time, the prolapse can sometimes be reversed by applying a hemorrhoidal cream (such as Preparation H) and isolating the hen until she approves. Otherwise, the other chickens will pick at her vent, eventually pulling out her oviduct and intestines and causing the hen to die from hemorrhage and shock.

    If she keeps prolapsing after several attempts to basically have 2 choices. You can keep her permanently separated from the flock and have here as a pet, or cull her. You should not (IMHO) return her to the flock with a prolapse that can not be fixed.....they will kill her.

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