Prolapsed vent with egg hanging in it

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by colby318, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    DH wakes me with news of a hen with a bloody rear. One of the year old EEs had her oviduct hanging inside out with an egg showing inside. We quickly put her down. I have never seen anything so horrid in my life. Anybody else have this problem, too? Sorry this was so graphic and no the camera was not the first thing I thought about...
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I've never seen anything like that. Sorry it happened to your girl.
     
  3. peeboo

    peeboo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of that happening, but hasn't happened to me yet and i dont know too much on the subject, but here's a bump. u can search prolapse in the forum, that may help
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Robin416 once had a Silkie hen prolapsed like that; she opened up the prolapse with a disinfected razor blade , removed the egg, replaced the prolapse and the hen recovered quickly. I cant remember many details, but she felt she had no choice.
     
  6. illinichick

    illinichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this happen but the oviduct and egg was laying in the nest box, so I have no idea who it came from. I'm just assuming I now have a non-egg laying hen in the mix.
     
  7. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    Thanks for the replies. The other chickens must have been picking at it. It was so far out it was almost touching the ground. If it had looked clean I would of tried to save her but this was a bloody mess with streaks of feces. Big Bum Barbie was a pretty one.
     

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