Prolapsed hen, bleeding heavily

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VeggieVirgin

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Prolapsed hen, bleeding heavily
« on: May 24, 2016, 11:45 »
Our old Calder Ranger (6+ years) prolapsed this morning, and lost quite a lot of blood in the process. We pushed the prolapse back inside and put Preparation H on it, then separated her from the flock. She's perching now, and has passed a lash and some more blood.

Is there anything else we can do, or is euthanasis the only option? (If we take her to our non-specialist vet, he'll only put her down.)

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Re: Prolapsed hen, bleeding heavily
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 16:09 »
She is probably nearing the end of laying. If it kept occuring and the others were taking interest in the bleeding and she was going off feed I would cull. If she seems fine, then hopefully she will stop trying to lay.

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Re: Prolapsed hen, bleeding heavily
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2016, 19:15 »
Oh I do feel for you.  Hate to say it but I do think a quick death wou lodge the right thing.  Unless you can see a way out???

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Re: Prolapsed hen, bleeding heavily
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 15:45 »
Thanks for replies.

In the end, I bathed her in Epsom salts, pushed the prolapse back in and treated her with more Preparation H. This morning, she seemed perky enough and is eating and drinking. There's been no more blood. So I'll just keep my fingers crossed now and hope she's ok.

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Re: Prolapsed hen, bleeding heavily
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2016, 18:24 »
So glad to hear your news. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Prolapsed hen, bleeding heavily
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2016, 09:19 »
You have given her a chance and that is the best you can do VeggieVirgin.  Fingers crossed she is OK now  :)



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