I've read a lot about experiences with prolapse on the forum, but still have a few questions. My 10 month old hen, I believe she's a Black Australorp, had an injury to her vent. I'm not sure if she was pecked by another or if it was a tear from laying a larger than normal egg. The top part of her vent was perforated, like a small notch was cut into it about 1/8". It scabbed over and healed, but I noticed that she started to prolapse in the area where the injury occured. At times, the prolapse is about 1/2" sticking out of her vent, but she does occasionally pull it back in. I put her in a cage by herself in my garage. She pooped several times last night in her cage, as well as during the day today. The droppings look normal. She's eating and drinking well. I was concerned when I saw that she layed another egg in her cage, but her prolapse didn't look any worse that it did before the egg. I've been putting Preparation H on the prolapse after using a saline solution to rinse the area. I'm thinking the injury to her vent could have caused her to lose muscle tone that helps keep everything where it belongs. Just a thought. My big question for those with experience in this area is: If the prolapse didn't get any worse after laying an egg, and she sometimes pulls it back in on her own, is it likely that she'll resolve this problem? Is there anything else I should be doing to help her out? Thanks for any advice you might have.