Quail with a prolapse.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Appaloosa Hill Farm, May 15, 2009.

  1. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should I do for her?
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    deffinate prolapse? After laying an egg?

    You can take a moistened q tip and delicately fold her vent back in. I've done this before and the hen was fine from then on out.. doesnt mean yours will be but it could work! [​IMG]
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Hope it works for you! [​IMG] I had a hen that this happened to. The very next day I found her dead in her cage with another egg trying to come out. [​IMG] I wish I knew what caused this. Poor girl, if I ever have it happen again, I'll probably just cull to save them the suffering.
     
  4. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry it took me so long to respond! I got caught up in the "Kids killed my eggs" thread... [​IMG]


    Yes, it's a definite prolapse. She's not laid any eggs for me and she's lived here for a month. I was picking everyone up and checking for foam (Darn roos [​IMG]) and when I picked her up, the bulge was about the size of a pencil eraser. When she struggled, the mass became about the size of a large "shooter" marble. When she stopped struggling, the prolapse would receed, but not completely.
     
  5. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gently cleaned off the area last night and with a moistened qtip gently put everything back in. Or tried to. Every time she's struggle, she'd force more tissue out. I looked just a bit ago and the prolapse is still there. She doesn't seem to be in pain and is eating and drinking just fine. How long should I keep trying to fix the prolapse? I've read Preparation H and/or honey could work, but I've yet to try those. I'm wondering how this happened since she's not laid any eggs!
     
  6. quailies

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    Hi I just joined after searching the web for ways of helping two quail who had prolapsed - to see what I should have done.

    This is what I did:
    I noticed red protrusion on two birds who had not yet layed an egg. I felt the hens gently and could feel eggs inside so I decided they were probably struggling. For each of the quail I gently eased the egg out (they were quite big!). Then I used dilute antiseptic liquid (for human cuts and grazes) to wash them and hopefully get rid of bugs. After that I rinsed them in warm (boiled and cooled) salty water to reduce the swelling and help them heal.

    I put both quail in a box with a clean towel and food and water to keep them clean and away from others. I tried to get them to eat and drink.

    After a day like this they seemed to pick up and laid an egg each which were much smaller this time with no further signs of a prolapse.

    let me know how you got on with your quail.
     
  7. rachel

    rachel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what I did:
    I noticed red protrusion on two birds who had not yet layed an egg. I felt the hens gently and could feel eggs inside so I decided they were probably struggling. For each of the quail I gently eased the egg out (they were quite big!).

    Now, I've done this on a chicken before, but I'm just wondering how you'd do it on a quail? Could you use a q-tip coated in mineral oil? It seems like you're dealing with MUCH smaller anatomy and it would be difficult. I'm glad it worked for you and thanks for the tip!​
     
  8. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, the next afternoon she laid an egg! Her first one. And yes, it was large! The prolapse resolved after the egg passed, but it's been 3 days and she's not laid another one. I'm hoping this doesn't happen to her again. I'm wondering if I should examine her again. She's becoming quite docile, poor thing, from all the handling of late. Thank you very much for your post! Here's a picture of the egg she laid:
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  9. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickadeedle, Hi Sorry to hear this is happening to you and one of your ladies. I wish I could help, but have not experienced anything of this sort yet. Hope all goes well, & she gets to feeling better.

    Tammy

    Can't hardly wait for you to get your bator!!!
     

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