Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: northeast Pennsylvania
Chicken with a prolapse
one of my moms chickens prolapsed her-umm not sure what it is called in chickens, but anyway, the 24th I went out to help my mom and we found one of the girls in the coop with some of her insides hanging out.Most of the research I did online said the chicken should be culled(i'm guessing another word for slaughtered) but one article I read said to clean it well, apply hemorrhoid cream and gently push it back in, which is what we did. We are both trained vet techs so felt confident in doing that. Neither of us have any chicken vet tech experience tho. Today she looks good, everything is where it should be but I'm still worried that she isn't going to make it. Does anyone have any experience treating prolapses successfully?