Red pulsating vent

maryharp

Hatching
8 Years
Jan 7, 2012
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I got 4 ex-battery hens just over a month ago, and am absolutely thrilled to bits with them. Although 3 out of the 4 seem to be doing really well, the other one has taken much longer to show any signs of feather re-growth, but more importantly has got a red, pulsating vent. Other than this, she seems happy, and is eating well. Should I be worried?
 

Mattemma

Crowing
10 Years
Aug 12, 2009
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My one hen was like that when she had a prolapse.Once I got everything back inside I would use hemrrhoid (sp) cream with aloe.Maybe give some of that a try to soothe the vent area.
 

maryharp

Hatching
8 Years
Jan 7, 2012
2
0
7
Having looked at some images of a prolapsed vent, I don't think that my hen has this problem. She is still perky, but for the past 2 days she has laid a soft-shelled egg. There is some grit in a container in the run, but as an added precaution I have just been out and added some ground up (cooked) egg shell to their food. Hope this is going to help.....
 
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