prolapsed vent?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sevenchickens, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. sevenchickens

    sevenchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my hens has a prolapsed vent! it's gross, infected and I can't tell if she is egg bound for sure, she doesn't seem to be. She's a fighter so it hasn't been easy to keep her clean. She's seems to be acting fine, but I want to clear up her infection. Any help?
     
  2. goldenluver

    goldenluver Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2009
    Springfield, Oregon
  3. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you must separate her from the others, asap, they will peck at the tissue and kill her. then wash it with warm water with a little saline(salt) and put sugar or honey or prep. H on the tissue, will help with the swelling, give it a few minutes and with a gloved finger try to gently push it back in, may take several attemps. good luck, keep her from laying for a bit by keeping her in a darken area
     
  4. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you must separate her from the others, asap, they will peck at the tissue and kill her. then wash it with warm water with a little saline(salt) and put sugar or honey or prep. H on the tissue, will help with the swelling, give it a few minutes and with a gloved finger try to gently push it back in, may take several attemps. good luck, keep her from laying for a bit by keeping her in a darken area
     
  5. daze333

    daze333 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2008
    Port Angeles, WA
    Quote:X2 Does it smell badly? I had a hen that got a prolapse and I didn't see it for a couple of days. When I found her it stunk horribly and the tissue was dark purple and dried looking. I treated her as stated above for 3 days and no improvement, so I culled her. It was one of my favorite hens. I wonder if you could try antibiotics for the infection?

    You might give her vitamins and treats like hard boiled eggs.

    Good luck.
     
  6. sevenchickens

    sevenchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for suggestions. I'll separate her and tend to her "ouchies" and hopefully have her back to health.
     

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