something is coming out of my chickens butt PLEASE HELP FAST

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MissyMoo, May 13, 2008.

  1. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Daisy is about 10 or 11 months and is a barred rock***
    for a while she has been laying eggs the size of goose eggs and now she has some sort of cherry sized bloody "ball" hanging out of her butt she is also missing many feathers around that area what should i do? I looked to see if this happend to other chicken on this website and i found something about a prolaps so i tried to push it back in but it popped right back out
     
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  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Get her separated and quiet. I'm not sure what it is. Could possibly be a hemorrhage? Broken egg? Hope some one helps!!
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    If it is a prolapse you can use a little preparation H to shrink the irritated tissue.
     
  4. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like prolapse. It's kinda like hemorrhoids, but from laying large eggs.

    From Story's Guide:
    "Prolapse occurs when pink tissue just inside the vent gets pushed to the outside of the vent. The exposed tissue attracts other birds to pick and the pullet eventually dies as a result of hemorrhage and shock. If you catch the prolapse in time, you may be able to reverse the situation by applying a hemorrhoidal cream (such as Preparation H) and isolating the pullet until she heals."
     
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    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    Do a search here on the term "Eggbound" as they are numerous posts on it.
    Put your bird in a warm bath (just enough to cover the vent) for about seven minutes or so... this will relax and calm her down. add a wee bit of salt to the water and when you take her out put her on a nice WARM towel (notice the key word here is WARM) ... blow dry her so she does not get chilled holding the drier away and preferably use a cardboard box with the drier not too close (put that WARM towel >you can microwave it or blow dry it a few minutes before hand into a deep cardboard box and the bird on the towel ) ,,, when your bird is a bit dry then apply a lubricating gel such as KYgel to the area and after the bird has laid the egg you will need to flush the area with lukewarm sterile saline solution (you can make this yourself by boiling 1/4 tsp of salt in a quart of water for five minutes)and reapply the KYgel (or even baby oil in a pinch) to reinsert the prolapse (many times it does not go back of its own accord) ... THEN apply the prep H after reinsertion and put your bird in a darkened room

    If your bird has not laid the egg in a few hours then give her a crushed TUM ... this is an emergency substitute for the calcium gluconate a vet would administer. You may need to repeat the above if she has not laid within 5-7 hours.
     
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  7. lizO

    lizO Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm having the same problem. Someone sent me this website w/ some good info.

    http://www.avianweb.com/Prolapse.htm

    Also, oddly honey. I've heard contradictory things about PrepH. The honey did shrink my hen's prolapse enough to keep it inside for 2 days so far.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=26844

    Although my hen appears to be ok now, I fear for her long-term prognosis. The prolapse was out for a day at least before I noticed it, and then I think I did some wrong things, like mineral oil.... Now I'm giving her antibiotics. Good luck with yours.
     
  8. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you guys so much for your help!!! IT WORKED I expected to have to isolate her of a week or two but it only took a couple of days
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