Prolapse in quail, again! Help PLEASE!

shrimpsilkies

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I’ve dealt with prolapse in coturnix before. My Italian gold hen prolapsed over the summer and fortunately, she is extremely sensitive and stopped laying for months either from stress or being kept indoors which saved her life. I was able to replace the tissue in her body and within three days she just stopped laying. However my only Tibetan hen just started prolapsing recently. It’s happened yesterday and the day before right before she lays and today, it happened early in the morning. The problem is, she is so small and compact and her eggs are so large that I can’t push the tissue back in until the eggs are laid. The Italian had worse prolapse but at least it stayed in and she stopped laying. My Tibetan can still poop and eat and lay her eggs, so she’s surviving, but she’s got her sphincter outside of her body while it happens.
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She is the only quail, really the only animal I’ve ever kept that I’ve been attached to. I need to stop her laying ASAP. She’s already gone on laying about a month after the rest all stopped to molt. I’ve given her extra calcium, electrolytes, and brought her indoors from the cold. I don’t know if keeping her in the complete dark will stop her laying eggs. Will she get enough nutrition to lay from just a few mealtimes a day? Is there a medicine I can give to stop laying?
 

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OK nasty.

It wont stop her laying but will decrease the egg size.

Don't give her medicine, but feed her corn or chick crumb. Put electrolytes in the water. Keep pushing the innards back in place.
 

shrimpsilkies

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OK nasty.

It wont stop her laying but will decrease the egg size.

Don't give her medicine, but feed her corn or chick crumb. Put electrolytes in the water. Keep pushing the innards back in place.
Yep, she’s on hen electrolytes, and her gamebird feed. I will order 24% protein but that may not arrive before next week. I can’t push the organs back inside until maybe 4 o clock when she lays her eggs. They just won’t go.
 

shrimpsilkies

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Do you have any Preparation H? A small amount might help her keep things in and reduce swelling.
I have some hydrocortisone cream I used on the Italian hen. It didn’t seem to do much then, but this is a different case. I will apply it as soon as she lays today’s egg.
 

shrimpsilkies

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Today’s egg laid, slightly bloodstained. Wiped a tiny black blood clot off her vent, but was able to replace all tissue and apply phenylephrine (Prep h) and hopefully she will be good tomorrow morning. I might apply more cream or hydrocortisone after a few hours. Also will put her and the other hen that won’t quit laying in the dark tonight, I guess I will just have to give them a few minutes of light several times a day to eat and drink.
She’s such a brave little bird, let me work on her with no struggle. Maybe she’s just unafraid of death since she was the only one happily snacking while a hawk was banging on the coop roof.
 

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