What is this hanging out of my chicken's butt?PICTURES! PLEASE HELP!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Agnella, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Sweet Pea. A 2 yr old buff orpington. She was attacked by a possum about a year ago and pulled through!
    She is acting completely normal. However, she squats and acts like she's trying really hard to push something out. I tried to tug on this thing hanging out and she acted as though that was painful...so of course I stopped.
    She has access to fresh water, Purina Layena crumbles and crushed oyster shell all day. In the evening I let them out for an hour or so before bed to wander the yard.
    I noticed this just this evening. I had checked all their butts on a routine butt check this morning and found nothing like this so it had to have happened this afternoon.

    Any ideas? Please help me :(
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
  2. notv

    notv Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry to hear about your bird. It does look strange, could be prolapse but I think that is usually red and swollen. Have you wormed her before?
     
  3. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply!

    I wormed them all probably about a year ago.

    This thing hanging out is rubbery and I can see about an inch of it. When she strains to push it out, it looks like it's attached to something inside her by a thread...it gets very thin.
     
  4. Leslieb118

    Leslieb118 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if it was a soft shelled egg..with no egg? [​IMG] I hope someone can let you know soon!
     
  5. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I left it in there and let her stay in the coop for the night. I hope I'm doing the right thing...
     
  6. farm-a-zootical

    farm-a-zootical Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope someone chimes in for you. Can you soak her butt in warm water for about 20 minutes. If you can see it's not attached, that may help her relax & push it out. Then you can go from there. I hope I'm not steering you wrong. If it's attached, search 'prolapse'.
     
  7. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Along with the bath, you could also try to "lube" her up - Using your finger put olive oil around and in her vent.
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It appears to be a soft egg shell. Slowly and gently pull it out.
     
  9. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think it's ok if I just let her sleep tonight? Maybe I'll get lucky and she'll push it out. If not, I will do the bath and lube in the morning. Think that's ok?
     
  10. Agnella

    Agnella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is this condition called? I'd like to research it more....Thanks!
     

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