Pullett has vent issues! UPDATE: Go back with flock???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wings, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have an 8 month old RIR hen named Ginger Pye.
    We noticed something was wrong when she seemed lethargic and stopped laying.
    When I looked at her vent, I saw this:

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    It looks like skin from her vent is hanging out a little, but I don't see any blood...
    I have seen her eat and drink a little bit. I also gave her some scrambled eggs and bread, but she didn't seem interested.
    Her poop is normal.
    So far, we have isolated her in the chicken ICU:

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    If you have any idea, please help!!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  2. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she egg bound? It'll be interesting to see what others have to say about it....
     
  3. LadyShred

    LadyShred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen has a similar problem, but a lot more . . . messy . . . as in poo-wise. I can't tell it she has any skin hanging out though. Your hen does look like she has prolapse, but I don't know how to treat it. That;s what I'm trying to find out! I'm awaiting answers to my post too!
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:I see the problem...she has a some sort of glowing thing coming from her rear...might hook her up in a dark room until the glowing goes away...

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  5. Tuckeredout

    Tuckeredout New Egg

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    Hi have registered to supply the info I located when trying to diagnose one of my own chickens, apparently your little girl is suffering for a prolapse, she has suffered some form of trauma, possibly during laying of a mishapen or larger sized egg. Treatment is fairly easy & vet intervention may not be necessary what you need to do is.(From memory)
    1/ Clean up the vent area of any faeces & push the small flap that is protruding back inside of her.
    2/you need to get her to stop the egg productioin process as if she keeps laying this will only aggravate the problem & heal time will take longer. Keep her in a darkened area to stop the egg production.
    3/ She will greatly appreciate a soft & smaller meal to reduce firmness of her motions.
    4/ok to treat the prolapse all you need is Haemorroid cream, yes i was surprisd at this also, this needs to be applied around & inside of the vent,to assist with repairing the prolapse, no egg being laid will speed up recovery.
    Can't remember heal time or how opften to apply the cream, I will search around & post you a link to the actual sight if I am lucjky enufff to find it again. [​IMG]

    Good Luck, Tuckeredout [​IMG]
     
  6. Tuckeredout

    Tuckeredout New Egg

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    Have searched & couldn't find the actual site, but I did find this, #14 mentions almost everything frm the prev mentioned site but also questions prep H, with a logical reason why not to use it.

    Hope this helps to sort your little girl. www.thepoultrysite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6175&page=2 ( reply #14)

    Regards

    Tuckeredout:fl
     
  7. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
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    Quote:How nice of you to register to help!! Welcome from North Carolina!!

    I just had a hen that gave me my first experience with prolapse, and you said everything right!! I have heard that you can soak their bum in warm water to help if she is egg bound, which could have caused the prolapse. I hope she is better soon!!
     
  8. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE:

    She just laid an egg! I guess that might be good news in some cases, but in this one it isn't. THE EGG WAS INSIDE OUT! I haven't cracked it open yet, but it appears that the whole shell and free-floating yolk are encased in the membrane. Also, the egg is HUGE! It's like twice the size of normal eggs! (Pictures will follow: my camera's battery just died. [​IMG])
     
  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    sounds like is may be a "fart" egg or a "lucky" egg..there are many different names for them but in general their first few eggs can be shell less and thats normal
     
  10. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    Quote:That is why she had the prolapse, the egg was so big she was straining to get it out! Hopefully she will be better now!![​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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