prolapse vent? but still can poop

sunket77

Songster
10 Years
May 21, 2009
955
4
141
Texas Hill Country!
I have a EE with what looks like prolapse vent..... it smelled terrible so I brought her in a rinsed her off and put her aside until I could consult BYC! I have read what looks like you try and put it back in and put Prep H on it... is that all I need to do or is there something else I should try? She seems to be pooping ok b/c when I put her in the tub she immidately pooped... any advice would be great!!!
 

sunket77

Songster
10 Years
May 21, 2009
955
4
141
Texas Hill Country!
by smells terrible I mean poopy.... it does seem to be getting better and Prep H is helping ... she laid an egg today, I have her in a cage with no nest hoping it would discourage her from laying, not sure if that would help at all but I think maybe if she takes a break from laying it might help? Thanks for the response!
 

MotherJean

Songster
9 Years
Apr 9, 2010
774
11
121
San Juan Islands, WA state
Your best bet for discouraging her from laying is to reduce the amount of daylight she gets, but that can also force her into a molt. It's a good sign, however, that she laid an egg and did not prolapse again. Maybe you'll get lucky and she'll have no more problems.
 

morrisandy

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 22, 2010
12
1
22
Last week one of my hens had a prolaps and the vent did the same --it looked very hurtful--so I took the advice of ome of our fellow readers and got our the latex glove--gently pushed both back in and submerged her rear in some COLD water while holding the parts in--you could feel the muscles twitching and contracting--the next day she was fine and its been a week now and no more problems--I didnt use Preperation H but will keep it in mind
 

peaceful

Songster
11 Years
Jun 24, 2008
241
0
119
BC Canada
I cured several chickens with prolapsed vents by rinsing their behinds gently with warm water and applying honey. I remember reading there can be some problem with Preparation H so you might want to look into that. However, whatever works!
Separating her in a slightly darkened space will probably help suppress the laying more than having no nest.
 

oesdog

Crowing
9 Years
Jun 7, 2010
3,468
135
266
Ireland
I had a lovely hen called Elly who had a prolaped vent on 15th june. Went into the coop and it was like chain saw massacre! Very harrowing. We did the old wash it and push it gently back inside and we seperated her but in the morning it smelled really bad so we took her to our vet. He said she had no hope and put her down! We were really upset but took his advice. We didn;t want her to suffer anymore. I didn;t realise anything else could be done?
 

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