Prolapsing Hen?????-- HELP PLEASE!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gonechickcrazy, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. gonechickcrazy

    gonechickcrazy Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    Does any one have any idea what is wrong with my hen?? Help please!!

    Hello everyone, this is the first time I have every had / been around chickens, so please excuse me if I don't use the right terms. What I have is a 25 week old white cochins hen that is very dirty and wet looking around the vent area. When I finally got a good look at her I saw green looking poo in the feathers and her vent was going in and out 1/4" to 1/2" with every breath. I read in the book about egg binding so I did check for that and I could not feel an egg. I don't think she has prolapsed but not sure if it's the beging stages of it. I did notice yesterday that around her eyes and her comb are a real dark red. Way darker than normal. I am pretty sure that she has been laying. I have 27 hens so it's hard to tell. I only have 2 cochins and I have seen then in the nest boxes every day. I usually gather eggs 3-4 times a day. I am feeding layer feed and they have been getting lots and lots of garden treats this summer. So if any one has any idea what is wrong please let me know.
    Thanks for all your help.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Not exactly sure, but wash the vent area to get the poo off it. See if it gets better.

    thats about all I can offer right now.
  3. gonechickcrazy

    gonechickcrazy Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    Can anyone please help me??
  4. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Just PM'd you, hope you find something helpful in the information and that your hen is doing better.
  5. karrie

    karrie Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2008
    Do a search on this forum. I've replied to several people about my experience with a prolapsed vent. Do it soon so you can take care of it asap.
  6. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2008
    Check out internal layers too.

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