Prolapse chicken vent, HELP!!

layinghen20

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Hello, for about 2 weeks now my chicken has had a prolapse chicken vent. She’s only about a year old and i suspect got the prolapse from laying really big eggs. At the start I would wash her in warm water and hold her there for 20 minutes and then push it back in but it would almost immediately come back out when she would do a poo or even wee. I’ve taken her away from her flock and put her in dull lighting with minimal food which she doesn’t seem to eat much anyway. I have put calcium and vitamin D2 in her water and also sprayed her vent with cetrigen, (anticeptic) which i’m not sure if I regret because I’m not sure how strong it is yet it says it can be used on open wounds and poultry. I live in Australia so i’ve had a hard time finding a good antiseptic for prolapse. Her vent also smells and I’ve considered using Preparation H (hemorrhoid ointment) but i’ve also heard that it won’t help and may make things worse, but also heard it’s helped people a lot. I’m just really upset because the last thing i want to do is cull her, but if in another two weeks she isn’t showing signs of healing i might have to 😔 can someone please help me, i’m not sure what else to do. Today it stayed in for 8 minutes or maybe longer i’m not sure because i usually leave, it stays in perfectly fine until she goes to the toilet. I work everyday so i’m not home to constantly put it back in. I just dont understand how it’s supposed to get better 😓
 

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Can you post any pictures of the prolapsed vent? Some prolapses will take longer for swelling to subside, to heal, and remain in. To stop laying temporarily, she would need to be in a dark cage or room for 16 hours a day. The other 8 hours, the chicken can be in light to eat and drink, and be cared for. Some do this, while others do not. Honey, vaseline, coconut oil, or an antiseptic cream or ointment can be used on the vent. Since it smells bad, I would be soaking her vent area in warm soapy water or Epsom salts once a day.
 

layinghen20

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Can you post any pictures of the prolapsed vent? Some prolapses will take longer for swelling to subside, to heal, and remain in. To stop laying temporarily, she would need to be in a dark cage or room for 16 hours a day. The other 8 hours, the chicken can be in light to eat and drink, and be cared for. Some do this, while others do not. Honey, vaseline, coconut oil, or an antiseptic cream or ointment can be used on the vent. Since it smells bad, I would be soaking her vent area in warm soapy water or Epsom salts once a day.
yes she’s stopped laying and been in dull light with minimal food. I’ve put graduated sugar on it as I saw it helps shrink it and waiting to see how that turns out. I’ve also started using vetericyn spray which i brought online. I’ll attach some photos :)
 

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