Pullet with pasty butt / got trapped and beat up

jus10inla

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Hello ; my 3 month old welsummer fell behind the chicken wire and wall.. got trapped . thus causing the carnivore affect of the rest of them to attack. Worked her over pretty good, i kept her seperated that evening once i found her . She could barely move. Put her in time out pen... next morning bouncing around acting normal. Shes still in there and i have been rubbing a purple paste from tractor supply to where they pecked her. Fast forward several days shes barely movig around; acting like she needs to throw up. I look her over and her butt is caked up. I cleared the mass and instant smell .. what is the problem? Thanks in advance
 

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Eggcessive

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It looks like she may have suffered a prolapsed vent or gotten vent pecked. Can you get her cleaned up, perhaps give her a warm soak just on her bottom, to clean any droppings or possible prolapse, then take another clear picture of her vent? If she has a prolapse, she will need soaking once a day in warm Epsom salts or soapy water. A prolaspe should be kept moist at all times, until it can be pushed back inside. Honey, neosporin, cortisone cream, or hemorroid cream can be used. Here is an article on prolapses:
https://the-chicken-chick.com/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic/
 

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It looks like she has been cannibalised (vent pecked) and probably also had a prolapse. Her problem is going to be pooping, and she has suffered some damage. For now I would soak her daily, keep the tissue all moist with oil or honey, and make sure that she is able to pass poops.
 

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