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Prolapsed egg and uterus- hen in shock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by roostrong, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. roostrong

    roostrong New Egg

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    Hi,

    I am new to the forum and have had Pekin Batams for about 2 months.

    One pair have just reached POL. One has cruised it, the other informs with a prolapse and egg hanging out about 3 hrs ago.

    Following advice from a vet on the phone we tried all sorts but eventually broke the egg and spent 45 mins fishing out shell. I am fairly happy I removed it all and the prolapse is now staying inside.

    The hen is resting on a towel on my knees in the sun (winter in the uk but sun through the window).

    Is there anything I can now do for her and should I keep her in and in the dark for a few days. And does dark mean pitch black?

    Many thanks,

    Roo
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    If her uterus is indeed prolapsed and coming out her vent, you can push it back in and apply some preperation H to it. That will help reduce the swelling and help keep it inside. And no, not pitch darkness, but some low limited light will help. Only give her about 8 hours of daylight and keep it sort of low light at that. This will help keep her from laying for a while so she can heal. Meanwhile, keep her warm and comfortable.

    When she gets back to normal, make sure she is eating enough layer feed and has oystershell available at all times. Don't over do the goodies so they fill up on things instead of calcium rich layer feed.

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. If she is overweight cut back on the feed. Try to darken her environment for a minimum of 15 hours daily. Good luck.
     
  4. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Wow, what a great effort to help that hen! Hope it all works out.

    Welcome to BYC
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
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  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays! Good luck with your hen, hope she recovers. You could try posting on the Emergencies board also.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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