Prolapsed henRSS feed

Posted: Sunday 22 March, 2009

by Rosemary at 8:40pm in Poultry 1 comment Comments closed

One of our Cream Crested Legbars suffered a prolapse yesterday. Typically, she wasa small, young hen laying large eggs. We isolated her immediately, so the other hens wouldn't damage it. I cleaned it up and put it back where it should be twice last night but it was out again this morning and looking very bloody and swollen.

So we took the decision to kill her before she really started to suffer. I was quite upset - she was a really bonny wee thing and happy to be handled, even though she couldn't have been very comfortable.

We've only had this happen once before, so it's not that common, thank goodness.


Cath Livingstone

Sunday 29 March, 2009 at 10:34pm

Oh, poor thing. My friend Imogen, who is new to poultry keeping, phoned me in a panic last week when one of her hens had a prolapse (I'm a doctor, so there were a few minutes of confusion: I answered the phone to hear "Oh my God, I think she's had a prolapse..." You can imagine the rest!)

However, our patient seems to be making a good recovery, so far.

Hope you don't have any more!

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