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prolapse vent, please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Al's Chicks, May 26, 2010.

  1. Al's Chicks

    Al's Chicks In the Brooder

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    I have a chicken that is just over a year old that has recently started laying soft eggs. Today I found her in the corner of the barn bleeding, with what may be a prolapsed vent (although I have never seen one before). I have her in a tub of warm water now. Please, help, what should I do??
     
  2. MotherJean

    MotherJean Songster

    It's important that you get that uterus pushed back inside before it becomes necrotic. Sometimes it will swell, making it seem impossible to push back inside. Make sure it is thoroughly clean, drench it in honey or granulated sugar. Wait a few minutes and then GENTLY press on the prolapse. Once you get it back inside, keep the palm of your hand against the vent for up to 5 minutes (if you can keep her still that long) to keep the spasms from pushing the uterus back out again. If it does prolapse, repeat the process: clean, honey, push back in gently. Good luck.
     

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