question about vent prolapse

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by taprock, May 9, 2011.

  1. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    We just found one of our pullets dead outside. She hadn't displayed any sign of anything. Looking her over the only thing I can find is what appears to be vent prolapse. Her vent is distended and bloody. To me it doesn't look horrible and I don't really feel an egg. Would this have killed her? Any insight might help.
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    Was she cannibalized by her cohorts? Was there evidence of mass blood loss?
  3. taprock

    taprock Chillin' With My Peeps

    They free range and she was outside on the ground. No evidence of blood loss except blood just around vent with something bloody protruding, not egg but flesh. I had seen her straining yesterday but after she laid an egg that was not bloody I didn't worry about her. She hadn't acted different in any way today and she was not near any other chickens and no sign of cannibalization.
  4. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    that stinks, so sorry. does sound like it was a prolaspe

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