Prolapsed Vent? How do I treat?? *** GRAPHIC PIC ***

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wsdareme, May 11, 2011.

  1. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday I had a chick born with what I believe is a prolapsed vent:

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    I put antibiotic ointment on it until I was able to get to the store to get Preparation H without painkiller. I have applied that twice now. I tried pushing it back in with the Q-tip I was applying the ointment with, but it's so big and I was afraid I would hurt the chick even more.

    Do I just wait and see how it does? And keep applying the Prep H every few hours? It seems to be vigorous and healthy except for the vent. I have put it in the brooder with the other chicks and will isolate it if it gets pecked.
     
  2. MydearWatson

    MydearWatson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one with vent issues, definitely not this bad but I had to use Prep H as well. However, I found a warm soak in sugar water was even more effective. I put a lot of sugar in the water to make sure the concentration was high. I also used a spoon to kind of splash the sugar water around to make sure it got on the vent area. Afterwards I wrapped her in a microwaved towel till she dried. I noticed a huge improvement in just one day. I have also heard honey works but didn't need to try it. The sugar didn't dry out the vent like the Prep H did, maybe give it a try?

    Hoping your chick gets better soon!
     
  3. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks -- I'll give that a try. Maybe a combination of the two will draw it back inside.
     

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