What is this on my hens bottom????? graphic picture included!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Yvonne37894, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LG fowl Cochin 8 month old
    found her setting on the roost today
    no other with same problem
    problem could be 2-3 days old
    found large amount of poop stuck to her feathers, some of it is crusty
    does not smell rancid, but not like poop either.
    I want to treat her myself. No vets available in area.
    Will it go away be its self or do I need to treat it with something?
    Any advise would be appreciated

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  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    That is a prolapse. Separate her from the rest of the flock. If they see that they will kill her by pecking it off. Get her in a warm bath and let her soak for 20-30 minutes. This will help to relax the tissues. This may be enough to get it to pop back in. If not, you will need to push it back in. Apply Preparation H or any other hemorrhoid cream as a lubricant and for its anti-inflammatory properties, and using a gloved finger gently push it back into place. You may need to do it more than once. Keep her separated until you are sure it is going to stay in. She should be OK if you can get it back in place, but it may happen again, so keep an eye on her.
     
  3. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks cmv
    I though thats what it was but was not sure
     
  4. Yvonne37894

    Yvonne37894 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like she has some drainage going on
    is this normal/good?
     
  5. chickenzoo

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    You may want to put her on an antibiotic also, to fight off an infection.
     
  6. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should stop her from laying for a week or so until she heals. Keep her in a dark area to prevent her from making an egg
     

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