slight prolapse maybe???? PICS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AHappychick, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Could this be a slight prolapse? maybe my hen is struggling with a soft egg? Or does it look normal??? I can only find pics of really severe prolapse and see people talking about slight ones but there are no pics of a slight one anywhere. I have been searching over an hour. Her vent keeps contracting as if she is trying to push something out. Eve before her soaking it was as clean as in the picture there was no poo or any other substance. her vent is sticking out slightly about 1/2 inch maybe, I can soflty push it back in but it comes back out. Hard to see in pic though.


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  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    She looks fine. All of the chickens vent contract. Even the males. Not sure why. Pick up any of you hens and you will see that.
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    ok that's what I thought I did pick up 5 of my other hens for comparison but hers seemed a bit more protruding than the other birds did, but not by much. It must have been a funny sight as I walked around the coop picking up the girls, flipping them and then looking [​IMG]

    I really cant figure out what the problem is with her. At this point I guess I am just going to keep her separate until something comes out of her.

    If she does not poop or lay is that a sure sign that something is blocking her up???

    oh forgot to mention that her vent seems to be contracting more than the other birds as well I an even see it when she is just standing there in the cage. It seems much more pronounced than the other hens like she is trying to get something out.... She is such a sweetie too.
     
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  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    When was the last time she layed?
     
  5. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks fine to me.
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:It is hard to say I have a few that lay large brown eggs but I am pretty sure hers are the darker ones and if I am right it has been 2 going on 3 days. But I felt her all over many times and cant feel a thing. is there a certain place or area other than her entire underside that I should be feeling? I can feel her hips, nothing inbetween I am thinking if there is something in there it could be a soft egg but i give my girls lots of oyster shell and have never had a soft shell before.
     

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