What is this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by silverlaced44, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. silverlaced44

    silverlaced44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there
    I just today noticed this on my serama hen. I didn't notice anything when I was holding her yesterday, but today I saw this. What is it? Will she live? how can I treat it? Please help!!


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  2. shahchicks4299

    shahchicks4299 Out Of The Brooder

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    Dab tissue paper into water and gently try to remove it. It could be poop that has stuck and you need to remove this before she is internally injured.
     
  3. silverlaced44

    silverlaced44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have her in an Epsom salt bath, will this help?
     
  4. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Check carefully for maggots. I can't really tell if that is stuck in her vent or on her vent. Did the bath help?
     
  5. silverlaced44

    silverlaced44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It kind of helped. She keeps trying to poop or something, but she can't and then she makes noises like shes in pain.
     
  6. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you check her for a stuck egg? If there is one stuck she may not be able to poop. Vaseline on a latex gloved finger inserted no more than 2 inches...you will feel an egg if there is one there. Is that hard poop inside her vent in the picture? Were you able to clean it out? The only other thing i can think is a partial prolapse when her inards stick out of the vent...you would need to gently push it back in and keep her seperated in a dark place. Hemmeroid cream can be helpful to reduce swelling and you may need to continue to push back inside.
     
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  7. silverlaced44

    silverlaced44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll try that. The poop is stuck and I can't get it out. She is a serama, if that helps.
     
  8. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just one more thought. I had a girl with something sticking from her vent about 1/2 inch once and immediately got her into bath and tried to remove by gently pulling. It became clear fast that it was attached. It was prolapse but had "dried out" and felt like poop not flesh to me. I used loads of vaseline to try to soften it and then an antibiotic cream and eventually antiseptic spray and had to continue to push it back inside over a couple days. She didnt seem to be able to poop until i pushed it in and held there for a bit. Then everytime she pooped it came out again. The piece that had been sticking out was hard and sort of scabbed over. To my surprise she did heal and even resumed laying again. Do you think that may be it?
     
  9. silverlaced44

    silverlaced44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave her a raisin, I think it must be blocking her intestines. What can I do?
     
  10. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think a raisin would do that. How old is she? Is she eating/drinking/pooping? Do you provide grit?
     

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