Prolapse vent?

Discussion in 'Emergencies, Illness, Meds & Cures' started by kaufranc, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. kaufranc

    kaufranc Junior Member

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    I have been soaking my 2 yr old chicken for about 2 days. She is keep in the basement in a cat carrier. I don't believe she has an egg stuck because she laid a big egg with some blood on it the day before I brought her in. The skin on the outside is the color of dried blood and kinda looks like a head of a males pee pee.(trying to keep my words clean!) soaking her isn't really making anything fall off. I tried peeling the black head off slowly but it starts to bleed. Help!
     
  2. artsy1

    artsy1 Artfulwings

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    how is she now?
     

  3. kaufranc

    kaufranc Junior Member

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    She has been the same for past 3 days. Still acts, eats and drinks like she is healthy . Just has a growth on her vent and smells really bad!
    I give her a warm soak at night and then PH ointment. Back in her crate for dark time.
    How long will this go on?
     
  4. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

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    If it is a prolapse, use some preparation H on it,then you need to ever so gently, push it back in, then maybe use some preparation H around the vent to kinda take the swelling out and help hold it in. But I don't know for sure that is what that is. This is outta my realm of knowledge. Sorry!
     
  5. toybarons

    toybarons I luv Polish & Houdans

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    I have dealt with prolapse. It does sort of look like a small penis sticking out of the vent. Follow fuzziebutt advice. Prep H can help. Keep her away from other birds while the prolapse is sticking out as other birds will peck at it and can make it worse.

    A prolapse can take days, even weeks to go back in. A hen of mine took nearly a month. I had just resolved myself that she was going to be that way the rest of her days. One day I went to check on her and the prolapse was gone. It went back in. Never happened again, thankfully.
     
  6. artsy1

    artsy1 Artfulwings

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    can you post a pic to be sure thaqts what going on?
     
  7. kaufranc

    kaufranc Junior Member

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    Update.... Momma is doing much better! Her vent is staying inside her more now. She has been a real trooper through this. This has been my first experience with this and I even surprised myself! Momma has never been one of my FAVORITE chickens but through all this I have looked at her very differently. She has seen a few attacks and kills in her short 2 years and she has gotten her Looney Momma name from never really getting over her shocks with them. I will add this to yet another thing I have done for my beloved, Looney chickens! Guess that makes me Looney too!
     
  8. kaufranc

    kaufranc Junior Member

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    Thank you for all your help!
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012
  9. baskerboo

    baskerboo New Member

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    I have a chicken that gets poop build up and what I do is spray her with warm water and it will start to fall off
     
  10. toybarons

    toybarons I luv Polish & Houdans

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    Glad your Momma is doing better :)