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what is hanging from my hens vent?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by credmond, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. credmond

    credmond Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3 yr old hen (aracauna SP?), found this hanging from her rear end. It stinks really bad, and I'm not
    sure what to do. She has been laying 1 egg a day, no signs of any trauma. I don't know if related but our other hen (BR) died a week ago (I went in coup
    and she was laying on her side flopping around, again no injury..I was going to cull her but when I came back she was dead).
    Bird hasn't been eating much lately. Any ideas?
     
  2. AyeUpChuck

    AyeUpChuck Striving for Self-Sufficiency

    Mar 7, 2011
    Beavercreek, OR
    prolapse? Just guessing though....
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks like a soft shelled egg might have burst inside and is on it's way out. You'll want to remove it if you can, just in case something can't be passed, she can get an infection.
     
  4. goldeneggtees

    goldeneggtees Fluffy Butt Nut

    Mar 11, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    I had one who had this also about a year ago, I think it's an egg. I did pull my hens out and she was fine. I wouldn't force it though, you may be able to pull a little and let it rest and then try again. Here is a link to when it happened to me… Hope it helps.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=306543
     
  5. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    That is a soft shell egg that did not finish forming, busted inside her. My hens have that sometimes. I would pull it out carefully, and try to make sure that there is no more in her vent.
     
  6. credmond

    credmond Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the reply....I will try it.
    She does not seem to be in any distress otherwise, so hopefully that will do the trick!
     
  7. credmond

    credmond Out Of The Brooder

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    I removed it and she seems to be fine...thank you for all of everyones help!
     
  8. AyeUpChuck

    AyeUpChuck Striving for Self-Sufficiency

    Mar 7, 2011
    Beavercreek, OR
    And that's the magic of BYC!
     

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