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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by xcop, May 18, 2016.

  1. xcop

    xcop Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens has a mess of feces on her behind and a red portion that looks like a thumb hanging out. I have tried to catch her to no avail. She is a year old and otherwise healthy and is eating and drinking normally. Does anyone know what's wrong with her? I am a first time chicken owner. Help! [​IMG]
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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    xcop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a lot. My vet agreed to take a look at her and it is a blow out alright. We decided against sutures due to a possible egg and she was xrayed. It showed nothing but she did lay an egg the next day to my surprise. She has been in a darkened room in my house for five days. I got a lot of the muck off her after two baths. I put some preparation H on her and my vet gave me some lube for the vent. I notice that yesterday there was no prolapse but she still has a big bulge and has it today. I am checking on her constantly and cancelled all my plans to stay at home. But I cannot go on like this indefinitely. No egg today. She is eating a lot of spring mix lettuce but very little layer feed. She is drinking and eating. How long will this bulge remain? I am no longer inserting my finger into her as the vet doesn't want me to - gotta get that swelling down somehow!
     
  4. katiaobie

    katiaobie Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure what wrong with my girl. She's eating and drinking and her poop is normal and her vent is perfect, I couldn't feel if she was egg bound.sge just looks sick. She's 4 years old.
     

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