Our young group of hens are starting to lay and the first egg ended up being a prolapse. DH and I armed with a sprayer bottle of saline water, surgical gloves and sugar managed to clean the area, get the egg out (still soft so we popped it) and replace the prolapsed stuff back in her...she was in such misery all day, poor thing. She's now resting in an intensive care cage and hopefully will recover in a few days. Anyone else had this problem before and if so what did you do and did the hen ever recover? Will this continue to happen with this hen? What should I do for the next few days? What an exciting day! :)
I have never had a hen prolapse but others here have, and I remember hens that recovered completely. I hope you will hear from the experienced chicken heads. It sounds as if you have done a good job with her.
I have been following a thread on byc about this same thing,she put her chicken in the dark so she would stop laying and only gave her a few hours of light a day,you could read up on this and see if its something you would want to try
The thread is called, egg is stuck inside skin and is hanging on the hens bottom.Its very interesting how much this person loves her chicken and will do anything for her.Some of us are jjust like that.
Yes, I have friends that just can't understand why we would bother..."just kill it" was the most common reply. Love my girls and they repay me with delicious eggs, great entertainment and manure for my garden. :)
Worried about our little girl today. She's all hunched up and not moving around much... it looks like she's egg bound again. :( I'm wondering if this is going to keep happening or if she'll ever recover. :( Any advise?