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    Chirpy girls-2018 In the Brooder

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    Hi we found one of our girls with her backside not looking to good. We looked up what it could have been and it is vent prolapse. We have separated her from the rest of the flock, gave her a bath to get all the nasty stuff off of her. We have tried using preparation H to push the vent back in and it stayed in for about 5 minutes then its like she started having vent spasms or she is just trying to get it back out. When we are trying to put the vent back where it goes we talk to her and pet her (she loves it) to calm her down but nothing that we have tried is working. We really need some help please.
     
  2. A_Fowl_Guy

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  3. Chirpy girls-2018

    Chirpy girls-2018 In the Brooder

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    We haven't gave her a bath today or cleaned it up yet trying to let her rest. But we did clean it up last night before we went to bed.That is the best pic I could get.
     

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  4. Eggcessive

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    Keep her vent cleaned with bathing daily, and always make sure to apply some sort of oil or ointment to keep the pink prolapsed tissue from drying out or it can die. Keep pushing the vent prolapse in and hold it, and it will eventually stay in. Keep her separated inside of in a dog crate inside the coop so that her vent does not get pecked or injured. Here is a good article to read:
    https://the-chicken-chick.com/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic/
     
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  5. Chirpy girls-2018

    Chirpy girls-2018 In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much. I have also read to keep her in dark room so the she will not want to lay an egg so much. Is that true or does that help? We have been giving her a bath daily and keeping preparation H on it. Is that good to keep putting on there or should we try something else ?
     
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    Prep H is fine. Yes keeping her in a darkened room is good also. It will allow her to rest and stay calm, and may prevent her from laying. Best wishes with her.
     
  7. Chirpy girls-2018

    Chirpy girls-2018 In the Brooder

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    Ok thank ya'll
     
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    Good luck, let us know how you get on!
     
  9. Eggcessive

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    Yes, if you would like her to stop laying temporarily to give her vent a rest, keeping her in a dark room or covered cage for 16 hours every night, can help. That can take 2-3 days. Some reduce the amount of protein in the diet temporarily also. During her 8 hours of freedom during the daylight hours, she can eat and drink and walk around.

    Some use Prep H to help reduce swelling, some use hydrocortisone ceam, but keep the red prolapse tissue covered with some sort of oil or even honey to keep it from dripying out. Any dark tissue from drying out needs to be removed. Make sure that she is pooping, and if she bulges or looks egg bound, please get some help.
     
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    If you find darkened tissue on the vent where it has dried out, you can soak them in warm soapy water, and take a washcloth and rub on the tissue after it has softened in the water to debride it. It may bleed slightly, but that means the tissue is alive and not dead or necrotic.
     
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