- Apr 1, 2016
So... we're newbie chicken owners and one of my Buff Orpingtons had a prolapsed vent with an egg in it today. After watching a few videos, I tried soaking. I tried to find the opening for the egg to come out and I tried pushing the egg back in. The hen was pretty tolerant of all of this nonsense. When all else, failed, I could see there was a VERY thin area of the tissue with no blood vessels covering the egg, so I cut a slit in it to release the egg. I really, really hope I didn't do the wrong thing, but I could not find ANY other way the egg was supposed to come out. The videos I saw all showed an opening, just that it was too small and needed help to stretch. It's possible this was this hen's first egg, so I thought maybe sometimes they are born without an opening. I cut the tissue, the egg popped out, the chicken sighed in relief. I hope I did the right thing. I put antibiotic ointment on it and pushed the tissue back in. She's resting in a cage in the bathroom now. Any advice?