Prolapsed vent - very happy outcome

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by suburban farm girl, May 15, 2009.

  1. suburban farm girl

    suburban farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few weeks ago we noticed one of our BR's had poop stuck to her rear feathers. My husband held her and I hosed her off - and discovered a nasty icky mess under the poop and feathers.

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    I did a search on the forum and learned it was a prolapsed vent - she must have been the one that gave us the really large egg - I was walking funny after just looking at it [​IMG]

    We were fortunate that the ovaduct had not also prolapsed. We cleaned her off really well using warm water, and then followed the suggestion for using honey on the prolapsed body part. It went back in immediately and there has been no further problem. Because her rear area looked like diaper rash we also slathered neosporin ointment on her. I really think she appreciated it.

    By the second day after our treatment you couldn't even tell anything was amiss - thank goodness! We were concerned someone would begin to peck at her.

    I know this is new baby season, but I wanted to put a good word in for the honey cure if someone else has a hen with similar problems.
     
  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Thats happy news, so glad she is okay!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so glad you posted this! While inspecting my quail today, I found one of my hens with a prolapse. I'll try the honey right now!
     
  4. suburban farm girl

    suburban farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the cheers b.hromada - this was our first experience with anything other than healthy and happy birds.

    Chickadeedle, I hope you have similar success with the honey. (It is truly an amazing product.) Let us know how your quail is.
     
  5. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nicely done, and you have another skill set! [​IMG]
     
  6. suburban farm girl

    suburban farm girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one was definitely a step beyond the nasty goopy diapers I changed that I thought would prepare me for just about anything....

    Our chickens have sure opened up a whole new world for us !
     

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