Posted 03-30-2001 at 09:10:06
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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.