Prolapsed vent... how often to I try to fix it?

Tam'ra of Rainbow Vortex

10 Years
Apr 30, 2009
Rogue Valley, S. Oregon
I was able to successfully diagnose my hen with a prolapsed vent, thanks to BYC! The inside out bit is about the size of a small mandarin orange.I followed all the steps suggested, but she pushed everything back out again. I read that they will do that, and I should just keep pushing it all back in... but how often should I attempt this? It must hurt being out like that, but it also stresses her (and my housemate who helps me hold her still) out pushing it back in and I don't want to overdo it. Nor do I want to neglect her. I just don't know how long I should fight her to keep it in before letting her rest. How often should I repeat the procedure?

If it matters at all, my hen is a 3 year old Blue-laced red Wyandotte. Her name is Scarlet, and she's a fighter. I am sure she can pull through this if I do my part to help her.


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