I'm not sure if this is in the correct spot, as I have already disposed of the chicken so it is no longer an emergency. I have seen prolapses in other animals, so I assumed this was a case of it in a chicken. I've done a search and been to the library, but I can't find any pictures of what I saw and was wondering if anyone could direct me to some sites with good pics of prolapses. I regret not thinking to take pictures. Am I correct in assuming it's best to humanely dispatch a prolapsed chicken? From experience I know it is difficult to keep a prolapse from recurring, particularly in small creatures, and I can't imagine that a chicken would fare well with this. The prolapse was not an organ hanging out, it was more as though the lining had turned inside out. It was about the length of my pinkie finger, shaped like one of those wiggle worms, and she was pooping out of it. The hen did not seem unduly distressed, but I've noticed several animals act normally with a prolapse. It was certainly an odd thing to see.