Vent Prolapse

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by n1st, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. n1st

    n1st Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that has a prolapsed vent. [​IMG] She's been prolapesed for 2 days now. When it's pushed back in, it come right back out. It's about the size of a golf ball. It has developed a yellowish crust around it.

    Is the yellow crust helpful for healing? Leave it or try to remove it?

    I don't imagine it will stay in as long as it is this swollen. What has caused this swelling?

    Any suggestions to reduce the swelling?

    Will it shrink by itself over time?

    Thanks.
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You need the cleanse the area well or at the very least rinse well with water, then apply preparation H to the prolapse as you gently push it back in. The Prep H will help reduce swelling.

    It is best if you can stop her lay cycle. You can do this by putting her somewhere with reduced light.

    Jody
     

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