Swollen Vent??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MetalFarm, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. MetalFarm

    MetalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Noticed a couple of my leghorns had poopy butts so I cleaned them off with the hose. While I was doing so I noticed one of them had a bulge coming from her vent. It was pink and swollen. Should I be concerned or is she just one of the Roos favorites??
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    Last edited: Jul 14, 2016
  2. chickentvforme

    chickentvforme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my hens had the same type vent problem. It isn't something to ignore. I ended up taking mine to the vet and they basically pushed it back in. I watched her for a few days but that seemed to fix her up. Don't know if that helps but thought I would pass it along.
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    From what you are describing it sounds like she may have a prolapsed vent.
    You will need to treat it.
    You can follow the instructions linked below or take her to a vet.

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html
     

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