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ditavonteesed · 29/08/2010 08:50

chook prolapsing, blood pouring from her vent, don't knpow what to do/. dh just going to clean hrer up so we can see better.

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Flighttattendant · 29/08/2010 08:52

I don't know Dita. I hope you don't lose her.

Can you ring an on call vet? I will google for you in the interim

Flighttattendant · 29/08/2010 08:53
ditavonteesed · 29/08/2010 09:16

have treid to clean her up and she is in the garden on her own, dh doesn't think we can do much, it is a right mess. is def prolapse, she is an ex batt, we have had her for a year and a half.
There seems to be more hanging out than you could push back in and she is bleeding a lot.

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sorky · 29/08/2010 09:20

Oh no :(

Flighttattendant · 29/08/2010 09:36

Dita she does need to stay separate from the others now, do you have a spare box she can go in? Sounds like you are doing all you can.

ditavonteesed · 29/08/2010 09:37

she is free ranging at the mo, will keep her in the house tonight, maybe kick the dog out of her crate. got honey apparently that can shrink it. I refuse to give up quickly.

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Flighttattendant · 29/08/2010 09:40

Good luck...let us know how she gets on.

ditavonteesed · 29/08/2010 09:42

right honey is applied, it is still bleeding badly though Sad

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ChickensHaveNoEyebrows · 29/08/2010 09:43

Can you gently push the prolapse back in? Lots of vaseline required and go slowly.

Flighttattendant · 29/08/2010 09:47

Dita she could die from blood loss, but apart from doing a purse suture to keep it in I don't know what else you can do with actual heavy bleeding.

I fear you may have to cull her if it doesn't stop soon.

Do you have a farmer or vet nearby who would know how to stitch?

The problem is she probably already has another egg on the way which will open the wound again.

ditavonteesed · 29/08/2010 09:52

have brought her in an put her in darken dog crate too try and delay her laying again. I have tried to push it back in but it is not moving, am starting to fear the worst.

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stripeyknickersspottysocks · 29/08/2010 09:53

Personally I would cull a chicken at this stage to stop her suffering. Sad

ditavonteesed · 29/08/2010 11:09

minor op involving pile cream and it seems to have gone back in. Smile

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Flighttattendant · 29/08/2010 11:10

Huzzah! Smile I am so pleased.


sorky · 29/08/2010 11:16

I'm very pleased DvT. :)

I know little about chicken keeping (still a newbie), just wanted to say I'm relieved.

Tippychoocks · 29/08/2010 11:18

Do take her to the vet, she has a high risk of infection now and may need some help.

ditavonteesed · 29/08/2010 11:58

am sat with her on my lap holding it in, have been for about half an hour, darent put her down.

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ChickensHaveNoEyebrows · 29/08/2010 12:05

Vet. If she has any chance, she needs a vet.

ditavonteesed · 29/08/2010 12:08

can't find a fucking vet that sees chooks thats open. put her down and it came straight back out. going to carry on looking for vet.

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Tippychoocks · 29/08/2010 12:15

Honestly, at this stage I would think about despatching. Can you do it yourselves?

ditavonteesed · 29/08/2010 12:22

just spoken to vet, they said she has to be culled as to severe, dh says he can do it, he watched when a friend did it before. Sad sat here in tears, vet said there is absolutly nothing they can do.

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Tippychoocks · 29/08/2010 12:25

Sorry for you Sad. It's for the best, I can't see a hen coming back well from a prolapse.

sorky · 29/08/2010 12:28

:( sorry

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows · 29/08/2010 12:36

Sorry :( Agree with Tippy, though. With such a serious prolapse, even if you 'rescue' it the first time, it ususally reappears with the next egg laying cycle. Another reason why intensive hen farming is so bloody awful. I'm sure that she had a happy 18 months with you, and you did the best thing that you could.

ditavonteesed · 29/08/2010 12:46

this is a side effect of thebattery farmin g, if only every person who buys battery eggs could see my poor girl today. Sad

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