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Prolapse chicken - help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Monstertone, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Monstertone

    Monstertone Out Of The Brooder

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    I just came home from work and found my 5 month old Cuckoo maran with this injury. I'm guessing it's some kind of prolapse or something. Can someone tell me if there's any hope, or anything I can do?

    I'll be checking this post in a hour or so...

    thanks for any help.

    Tom

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    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009
  2. Whatever you do. ISOLATE THIS HEN. The other hens will have her pecked hard because this is a "red injury". When others in the flock see blood or red they will start to peck and peck hard.

    Bring her in and keep her warm. Some on here have had good success with prolapse. I know it involves a warm water shower so get ready for this.
     
  3. Monstertone

    Monstertone Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you.

    Anything else?
     
  4. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know nothing of a prolapse, have never seen one but that looks really painful. i would certainly separate her as rimshoes says. surprised the others haven't already pecked on her. good luck.
     
  5. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    OP - change the title of your post to read Prolapsed vent - that way people will know WHAT is wrong exactly with your bird vs. just "sick chicken"

    I cant offer any suggestions as I dont know what to tell you to do, but I know if you change the title - it will catch someones attention that will know.

    Good luck and I hope your bird gets better..
     
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

  7. Monstertone

    Monstertone Out Of The Brooder

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    "OP - change the title of your post to read Prolapsed vent - that way people will know WHAT is wrong exactly with your bird vs. just "sick chicken"

    I had no idea what was wrong with this chicken. These are the first birds I've owned, that's why I put sick chicken in title. I now know it is a prolapse.

    I just went outside and started to apply some preparation H to it, to hopefully reduce the swelling, and noticed there are a bunch of tiny maggots on there now. [​IMG]

    Is it beyond the point of no return?
     
  8. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    Awe geez.. poor girl [​IMG]

    If you go back to your first post here... hit the EDIT button..then edit the title....

    maybe that will get others attention, especially since she has maggots now.

    my goodness..I'm so sorry. I wish I could help you...
     
  9. Huston's Happy Hens

    Huston's Happy Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try logging onto the chat room - there are some very knowledgable people there - B&B Farms and Indiana hen -
     
  10. Monstertone

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    I went to the chat room, and the consensus was to cull it.

    As much as I hate to, I guess that's what I'll be doing shortly.
     

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