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Need help with sick chicken! (GRAPHIC PHOTO)
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Lynn Kasdorf- Leesburg, VA    Posted 03-30-2001 at 09:10:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Sorry for the rather disgusting photo!

One of our Aurucana hens has had problems with her vent ever since she started laying a month or so ago. She has produced several nice pastel green eggs, but they always had some blood staining on the outside.

A couple weeks ago I noticed that her vent didn't look right. It looked like an extreme case of hemmorhoids. Angry red sacs protruding, and she was constantly straining to push something out.

After some web searching I figured it may be a stuck egg, so I put on the rubber gloves and carefully lubed her up with mineral oil and prep-h cream.

After a couple times doing this and a few days, her vent went back to normal. She was not laying though.

Until yesterday. We found another bloody egg, and her vent looked worse than before. A tight, protruding sac coming out of the vent. This morningl, I very carefully warmed her with steam, and cleaned her vent by splashing warm water on it. Then I applied more prep-h and isolated her.

Unfortunatley, when I checked back 15 minutes later, something ruptured and there was a fair amount of blood drops on the floor.

I applied neosporin to the now ruptured, protruding sac.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lynn Kasdorf

kristina    Posted 09-28-2003 at 12:25:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
take her to a vet and tell them exactly what happened.

Bart    Posted 04-08-2001 at 03:28:41       [Reply]  [No Email]

Lynn Kasdorf- Leesburg, VA    Posted 04-02-2001 at 08:08:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, she is in the fridge now...

Thanks for the advice. Killing her ended up being not so hard since it became apparent that she would never recover, and was likely in pain.

M.R.    Posted 04-02-2001 at 19:48:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
"in the fridge now.."

This dear ole chicken has been the 'living dead' for around a month or so, it won't be in my fridge for even the dog or cat let alone table-fare at our place... nuff said, to each his own.

Canadian Cowboy    Posted 03-30-2001 at 19:04:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
IM no chicken expert, I won't raise them in a million years, thats beside the point.

It looks to me like some sort of prolased insides. Like a prolased utuerus in cows and sheep, just a guess.

How valuable is the bird?, if its a pet call the vet, if not i would agree with the others, put down. No sense keeping the bird in pain.

F14....You probably don't want to hear this, but...    Posted 03-30-2001 at 09:25:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cut your losses, euthanize the bird.

Stretch    Posted 03-30-2001 at 13:30:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
After raising laying hens forever, I have to agree with F14. I've seen plenty like this, and she won't survive.

Alvin    Posted 03-31-2001 at 12:03:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
The tern used many years ago was "blowout" . nothing to do a cure ezcept what a couple of the other posts said, which ever way you choose.

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