Update - she recovered! Horrible prolapse with entire egg sticking out in internal issue

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by soler, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, so this blue Ameraucana hen was ok yesterday, today i watched with horror as she was scratching around, and when she turned, she had bloody red membranes hanging out of her behind, an egg in them. Inches of them!

    She was hard to catch, i gave her a warm bath and noticed that the membrane holding the egg was ripping. I gently squeezed the egg through without further damage. This is her first egg. I sprayed veterycin, applied prep H no painkiller, gently pushed it all back in, but there was A LOT of tissue out, and there was blood too. She pushes it back out too, so i have to push it back in.

    I isolated her in a dark hospital coop, forced fed her a syringe of water with electrolytes, vitamins, calcium and started her on baytril.

    Any help greatly appreciated.Thanks.

    UPDATE -
    the ameraucana seems to have fully recovered. This is what i did, if it helps anyone:


    1) as soon as i noticed several inches of tissue sticking out of her vent along with a stuck egg and tearing issue, i put her in a warm bath, rinsed off the blood, gently squeezed the egg out so it woudn't break and allow poop to pass.
    2) when she was clean and the egg gone, i took her out of the bath, sprayed the exposed tissue with veterycin hydrogel, applied preparation h without painkiller, and very gently pushed everything back inside. Not all of it staid back inside right away and had to be pushed back in a few times that day. She was sprayed with veterycin and smeared with prep H each time
    3) dried her with hair-dryer on medium-low, protecting the vent area
    4) isolated her in a hospital coop in the garage
    5) started her on half a tab of Baytril twice a day for a week, which i crushed, mixed in a bit of water and syringed down her throat.
    6) i fed her her yogurt, some wet cat food, some feed supplemented with liquid calcium and probiotics. I also added electrolytes and vitamins to her water.
    7) kept her clean, sprayed veterycin and applied prep H daily until the tissue looked normal.


    She was isolated 9 days before i felt comfortable releasing her, after she laid an egg without further problems.

    So far she seems good, i just checked her again (13 days since the incident).
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2013
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    I would just keep it clean and keep putting cream on it. Your doing great. Sorry about your girl.
     
  3. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, many thanks for the reply. I was hoping i was missing something. I looked at this link for "diapering" her to keep the tissue in (for the chicken chick web page), but i don't understand how they are able to poop with this on (and i think the tissue may be too damaged anyways):

    http://www.littlehenrescue.co.uk/Pages/Medicaladvice.aspx

    it's about 1/3 down the page.
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Oh that's cool. I guess you just change that wrappings everyday?? I don't know.
     
  5. Suzie

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    You can try honey... it will help to shrink the prolapse and also has beneficial properties, just smother her vent with it - all that you have done is wonderful - I hope she keeps getting better!

    Suzie
     
  6. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems she is stable for now. Has been able to poop without pushing everything back out. I just re sprayed her with the vetericyn, prep H-ed her and gave her more Baytril. Treated her to some wet cat food with a nice dose of probiotics in it. Will see how she is tomorrow. Will try the honey.

    I didn't do the diaper thing because i can't work out how to leave her "pooping room".
     
  7. casportpony

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  8. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright. So is still with us, in isolation. Eating, and on antibiotics. The tissue didn't come back out, but she is definitely still a bit red and swollen. Today she laid a egg. She was able to pass it, and it doesn;'t seem the tissue is back out, but she looks a bit redder now, and there was some blood on the egg.

    Do we think this is overall an encouraging sign?
     
  9. willowbranchfarm

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    I would say that's good.
     
  10. soler

    soler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mmm. she just laid another egg. her stuff didn't come back out. not sure what's going on with this poor girl!
     

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