Prolapsed and possible Egg Bound?? New to chickens

Beard4

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My 9 month old sweet golden comet “Nugget” was fine this morning had laid her morning egg. We came home from church and saw lots of blood on her bottom.. I gave her a warm bath to wipe off blood and it looks like she has a prolapsed vent. What can I do? She now acts like she has to lay a second egg for the day.. which wasn’t uncommon for her in the 6-7th month of her life.. I am limited on supplies

Update Same Evening: gave her a bath in a little epsom salt.. Placed honey on her vent ( I read this could help things go back in)it looked worse see 2nd pic

Update Next morning: She laid 2 eggs, one hard shell, and 1 soft shell between 7:30-9:00 this morning (she laid her normal hard shell yesterday morning also).

As soon as I put the other 6 chickens free-ranging, I placed her in the coop for some rest.. she went straight to the nesting box again. Her vent does look a lot better this morning and even after laying the 2 eggs.. still protruding but definitely a big difference from yesterday.

The top of the vent won’t stay in, gave her another epsom salt bath, tried to feed her a crushed tums, seems to eat great but I haven’t caught her drinking water yet..
 

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Peaches Lee

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Yup, looks like a little prolapse. Do you have any Preparation H? Put a some on the prolapse to moisturize and push it back in. It will take a couple of tries because of course, she'll lay some eggs and out it comes. Good luck!
 

Beard4

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I do, is there anything I can put in her water that will make her drink better?

Yup, looks like a little prolapse. Do you have any Preparation H? Put a some on the prolapse to moisturize and push it back in. It will take a couple of tries because of course, she'll lay some eggs and out it comes. Good luck!
 

Eggcessive

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I would make sure that she is able to poop. Offer her fluids in a scoop or small cup held up to her beak. If she will eat some chicken feed, put a lot of water in some in a small cup and offer it. A 1/2 of a human calcium tablet or Tums may help her make hard shells.
 

Beard4

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Update: she looks to feel 100% ( she does still have a little overhang above her vent)she is pooping great normal consistency and all. My daughter helped me with her last night she ate an egg with water and drank lots of water..

Now when do I try to incorporate her back fully to the flock?
She free ranged a little this morning with them, holding herself tall (we have one who looks at her behind, pecked it the other day but not today, we have another pecking her on the head hard)

I had to bring her back in the garage though, as it was 27 degrees this morning and her feet were showing a pinkish color and very cold. I guess her body wasn’t ready to go that cold yet
 

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