- Feb 6, 2015
I noticed a lot of stool on my chicken's feathers below her vent so I went to clean her off and saw a big red sac coming out of her vent, protruding about an inch. I did a lot of research on here and I think it's a prolapsed vent. I soaked her in an epsom salt bath, cleaned her off and tried to push it back in. I couldn't feel an egg in there at all. I held it in for 10 minutes, all the while she kept trying to push it out. I did this a number of times to no avail. I had to go to work, so I put her in a large dog kennel in a dark room so she hopefully won't lay. I did put some water in the kennel with her. We have a vet appointment tomorrow afternoon, but is there anything else I can do to make her feel comfortable? She's been acting completely normal from what I can tell. Do I keep trying to put it back in? Is persistence key here? Or is there no hope? Any advice would be great since I'm at a loss here.