Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poulet, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Okay, I cleaned the area with warm water and betadine and gently pushed the lump back in . When I put her down the first thing she did was push(like as if to poo ) and it popped out again. Will this just keep happening ? I presume she will never lay anymore. will she die from this ? Is there anything else I can do?
    I don't have a vet that will look at chickens near me.
    I can't put a pic on as my camera is broken.
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    be sure to clean it and then try the prep H formulation with the witchhazel in it (just a wee bit around the vent area)
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2008
  3. verthandi

    verthandi Songster

    May 18, 2007
    I had to clean and replace the prolapse several times a day for about 2 1/2 days. A dark cage was helpful to slow down her egg laying. I didn't have anything else at hand to use on the prolapse so I used honey and I will be darn, it worked!

    There is hope for her, if you want to try. Some don't as it might reoccur. But my girl is still here and laying.
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    I had one prolapse and I had to keep cleaning her up and putting witch hazel on the prolapse and putting it back in. Keep her in a dark place to discourage egg laying too. After a day or two the prolapse stayed in and she is doing just fine today-laying eggs and all!
  5. poulet

    poulet Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    She is not laying , I don't know what prep H is and don't think I could get it here . Honey ? I could try that , so I just keep putting it back in ? what is the best way to clean all the poo off the area ?
  6. annmarie

    annmarie Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Preparation H is the name brand of a hemorrhoid cream (for people!) sold here in the US. I'm sure there's some kind of French equivalent. Assuming the French get hemorrhoids too? [​IMG] Good luck with your hen. I can't give you any advice as I haven't had to deal with a hen with a prolapse yet. I'm sure that time will come though!
  7. verthandi

    verthandi Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Quote:Sorry I didn't see your post yesterday. How is your hen doing? Saline solution has been advised to use for prolapse by some and is probably the best idea. You usually can find it in the section of stores that sell medical supplies. There is a formula to make your own with salt and water....I don't remember how much off the top of my head. If you try the search at the top of the page it should come up.
    (edited to add dlhunicorn's great directions for saline solution) Boil 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a quart of water for 5 minutes.

    Prep H should also be in that same part of the store.

    I just washed my hen carefully with water until I could remove most of the fecal material. I did clip her vent feathers to make that job easier. Once it was all clean I reinserted the prolapse and used at least a tablespoon of honey. Honey has healing properties. The prep H would have been my first choice to use but I did not have any at hand.

    I hope today is showing improvement in your hen.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2008

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