prolapsed vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ravenseye57, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. ravenseye57

    ravenseye57 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got home from a meeting and when I checked on my hens found that one of my silver laced wyandottes had a prolapsed vent. I'm going to try cleaning her up and pushing it back in. I've read to put on honey and prep H and keep her in the dark on wheat and water for a while so she doesn't lay. Any other suggestions? Have other people done this and had it work, or am I wasting effort on a hen that should be culled? She'll be two this spring and she was a bit of a problem all last summer because she laid most of her eggs in the grass instead of in the nests.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Sometimes they respond to treatment, sometimes not. And sometimes they return to normal laying and prolapse again later. Anyone's guess, sorry. Good luck.
     
  3. ravenseye57

    ravenseye57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. She laid an egg today and reprolapsed. We'll see.
     
  4. ravenseye57

    ravenseye57 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like she's going to have to be culled. I've pushed the prolapse back in 3 or 4 times, but it won't stay. Too bad. This is my first time culling a hen, although we've had roosters and cornishes for meat the past two summers.
     
  5. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] So sorry. We had to cull a hen for prolapse, I'm sorry for you and your hen.
     
  6. ravenseye57

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    Thanks for the support. At least she's not one of my favorites. She's always been a bit standoffish, although she is a pretty little girl.
     
  7. ravenseye57

    ravenseye57 Out Of The Brooder

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    RIP Frost. I had decided to cull her, but she tried to lay another egg and died before I could do it. :(
     
  8. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry to hear about your girl

    Suzie
     
  9. ravenseye57

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    Thanks. I felt really bad that she had this happen to her before we got a chance to put her out of her pain. She seemed OK, eating and acting pretty normal and she'd laid one egg early on without trouble. When she stayed in the back corner on the morning we planned to cull her, I knew something had gone downhill. By the time we got ready to do the deed, she was already gone. :(
     

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