Prolapsed vent in a teenage chick? Please help! pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HeatherLynn, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I know what this is but didn't think I would have to deal with it ever. Its a BR Roo, probably about 10 to 12 weeks old. A red bubble the size of a small marble is sticking out its bum. Not sure what this might be in a roo. I had read some about prolapsed vents but that could not happen to a roo could it? It might be a pullet and why would this happen. Otherwise it seems healthy. It is now separated so I can observe.

    I have looked up everything and may try honey ( would raw honey be bad because that is all I have) or sugar. I don't have preparation H at home is that needed. I do have stuff for diaper rash but I don't think that will work. Any other suggestions.

    Ok so I washed its bum and the bubble went back in. Yay happy dance. Then I sat it down to take a pic of it and it pooped. And the bubble came right back out. sigh no more happy dance. So I tried to move a feather away to take a pic so I could post and get help and in that process it went back in. I am so confused. I don't even know if its a roo anymore. Potentially I suck at this.

    Not a great pic but its just a little round red ball like a small marble. I hope I never become good at taking pics of chicken bums so please excuse the bad picture.

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    This is what it looks like when it goes back in. You can still see it but its in.

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    This is my boy, I think, possibly, maybe Like I said I am now very confused

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  2. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No ideas? It seems fine. It is not weak as it proved on my arm a bit ago ( more claw marks on my arm), it seems very alert and not in pain. My luck is sucking at the moment. Any ideas to prevent me having to cull would be great.
     
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    For-The-Love-Of-Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, for what it's worth, here's my two cents. I don't think it's a roo. By 10-12 weeks old the comb and wattles would be much larger. She is starting to get nice and red. Is she working on laying her first egg? If you squeeze gently around the vent and abdomen do you feel any eggs in there? 10-12 weeks old would be young, but it's not unheard of. The vent area also looks very wet and open, versus dry and closed up, like a pullet who is going to start laying.

    HTH!
     
  5. peaceful

    peaceful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a hen to me, not a rooster.
    As to the bubble, not sure, but cleaning her backside if it comes out again, and dabbing some raw honey is perfect. Raw honey is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-viral.
     
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  6. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put "it" back out with the others this morning. I put it back in and it stayed until it pooped and then out it came. I washed its backside again in warm water and back in it went. It has pooped a couple dozen times since then and nothing happened. We put it back out with the others since it was getting very upset about its separation quarters. For now I am checking it regular and hoping that it was a temporary problem.

    I'm not sure what happened or what might even possibly have caused this. I bought it as a pullet but it had a comb that turned red pretty early on and it sure acts like a roo. The 3 barred rocks fight constantly. I don't think this was an egg laying issue so totally in the dark. I have antibiotics, neosporin and honey waiting just in case it happens again.
     
  7. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bubble is back. I was pretty dang sure these were roos. I bought 3 from the pullet bin but they got combs that turned pretty early. This one does have the smallest and its not really red yet but its the same color as the other 2. I can't find anything on roos and prolasped vents though. There is a tiny bit of blood this time but That may be from the others picking. Just a tiny bit. The poo is still fine. It is still active. The only reason we noticed is it was walking a tad odd. I did feel for an egg just in case but I feel nada.

    So I cleaned it again, this time I did go ahead and put honey on it and I guess I will go to walgreens and get some preparation H. Any type I should buy? Was really hoping this was a selfhealing chick lol

    Any suggestions would be great!
     

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