Prolapsed turkey hen - how to treat?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Feathyr, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Feathyr

    Feathyr Songster

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    My year & a half old BR hen finally recovered from a -bad- injury due to breeding... and, last night, I learned she has a prolapse. It's always something, isn't it? :barnie

    It's about 3/4 inch long, no blood that I can visibly see. She does not appear to be in any pain and / or eggbound - she is in high spirits and otherwise behaving (and looking) normally. Feels good enough to hiss at me when I try to catch her, lol. Only off-sign is a white/greenish poop that she's had for a couple of days.

    How should I go about treating this? It has been several years since I've had to treat a prolapse. It may be related to dehydration - we're starting to have typical summer temperatures, but I've made sure have constant access to clean, fresh water.
     
  2. casportpony

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    Can you post some pictures of it?
     
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  3. Feathyr

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    Yikes, I didn't mean to let this thread die... sorry, had a busy week dealing with other stuff and didn't pay much attention to BYC.

    Her prolapse healed up the next morning - not sure why it occurred, all I can think of is she didn't drink enough water. I've been keeping a close eye on her just in case.
    All's well that ends well!
     
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    Thanks for the update and glad she is better!
     
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