vent prolapse that comes and goes?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by naturemom, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. naturemom

    naturemom Songster

    May 28, 2007
    northern IL
    A few days ago my oegb looked like she had a prolapsed vent. I went in the house to look up what to do for her, and when I got back outside it looked fine. Yesterday it was hanging out again, this morning she was sitting in the nest box and didn't come out with the other girls, so I came in to wake dh and ask him to help me with her, and when we went back out she was fine again.
    I think maybe it's coming out a bit when she lays an egg but then goes back in after a while. The others are not picking at it. Should I be doing something for her, or just keep an eye on it for now?
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    How much is actually coming out? Is it bloody or inflammed when out?

    It may not be a prolapse at all. If she is pulling it in and out on her own it may be a normal part of a hen. Unless you paid close attention to hen you would never see it.


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