Prolasped Vent?

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

  1. tressiah

    tressiah Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry,[​IMG] wish I knew how to post pics so ya'll could see this, but I think I read on another thread about ' pasty butt" ? One of my runt (Very Small)barred rock pullets approx 12 weeks now, I noticed this morning during feeding, has all her feathers on her backside picked out. her vent is protruding, and bleeding, and has a white sticky substance smeared all over. Is this Pasty Butt, and what can I do for it ? I seperated her from the others, I do have materials to clean & disinfect, and Preperation H ? to use for the protruding vent. Is there anything else I can do ? all help will be appreciated
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  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Not pasty butt. It sounds like prolasped vent. You need to keep her separated. Clean her up and put the prolapse back in. Use the prep H on the outside to help shrink things back down. You may have to keep putting her back in for a while. Keep things moist. This has been covered often. Do a search of Prolapsed vent or prolapse and I'm sure you will find more details.

    As for posting pics, here is a great link.
    Posting Pics: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=504
     
  3. tressiah

    tressiah Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ![​IMG]
    The stuff on her de-feathered behind looks like elmer's glue smeared, but not drying. Will she make it through this if I keep her seperated from the others ?
    This Forum has answered a lot of questions for me, and I really appreciate ALL the help ![​IMG]
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    It's hard to say if she will make it or not. It depends on how bad it is and if you can get it to stay inside or not.

    One more thing. Try to keep her in a dark place. It helps to discourage egg laying so she can have time to heal.
     
  5. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Did you say the pullet was only 12 weeks old? She isn't laying yet, is she? (that would be highly unusual)

    Do keep her separated until she is healed. Keep things clean "down below," and once she is separated you can monitor her food/water intake, etc. to make sure nothing else is going on with her. If you have electrolytes, you might administer those in the water as well.

    What are you feeding?

    Are they free range?

    Please keep us posted!
     

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