still has prolapse but shes feeling good?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Crooked Beak, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Crooked Beak

    Crooked Beak Hatching

    Jan 5, 2009
    My New Hampshire Red has prolapse. I read this forum and tried everything, shovel it back in It keeps coming out, soaked in honey etc. Now she smells horrible. Since it was my first I think it went on too long (a day an a half) before I figured it out and then there was no going back. I kinda feel like its my fault beginng that i am new to this. Now I don't know how to get rid of her, can't afford a vet bill right now. I am tempted to fed her to the wild life, great horn owl next door, plenty of fox and coyotes in the hood. Sad and blue for my red in Boulder-

    Ok I had a friend who is a bird hunter and he was going to help with the axe, but Ruby seems to feel good, I keep shoving it back up there, cleaning it too and in the morningit's back out. I send her outside all day and she seems fine! eating, running around making dirt baths. Will it go back up there if i keep trying?
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2009
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    So sorry to hear about your hen. You absolutely cannot blame that on yourself. You did what you could for her and when it comes to chickens, that is really all you can do. Sending you big hugs and a warm welcome to our wonderful forum! [​IMG]
    [​IMG] !!!
  3. danamillette

    danamillette Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    Northern Wisconsin
    Hang in there. And, dont blame yourself.
  4. andehens

    andehens Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas

    It sounds like you did every thing you could for her. I have read of the back to nature solution for a chicken removal from the flock; something to not feel guiltier about as others have done the same.

  5. skirbo

    skirbo Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Walton County, NW FL
    I'm so sorry.

    If you'll do a forum search in the meat bird type sections, I remember seeing someone post a picture and a description of how they quickly and painlessly break their chickens necks through use of a broomstick.


    Edited to add: Never mind, I found it.

    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I would prefer to euthanize a bird myself than to put it in a situation where it is afraid at the end of its life. It's hard on me, for sure, but it's my responsibility as its caretaker, to see to its needs in life, and at the time of death. Just my own take on that. I'm sorry for your trouble. It's so difficult to see one suffer.
  7. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    A axe will do a very quick and painless job. From what i heard the last thing they feel is sensation of falling and then death(it was on a french revolution guiloltine (sp?) tv show. Or if you cant do any other suggestions put her in a bag put her head under the car back tire and back up. Sounds bad but its quick and you dont have to use a knife of axe .
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    [​IMG] I'm sorry.
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    It really isn't your fault. I'm very sorry that you have this to go through. Severe prolapse is very hard to get under control and usually the hen has to be put down. I agree that an axe and chopping block is the best way to go. My vet informed me it severs the spine and they do not feel anything.

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