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Help! My Speckled Maran Dotty appears to have a prolapse.  About a week ago she laid a very large egg ( most of her eggs are still small ) and last night she laid two small ones   Definitely not there when I put them to bed  I’ve bathed her and gently replaced it but it keeps popping out   Any help or advice from please . 

 

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Sugar can help as an astringent and hold it in for a few minutes.

If it keeps popping out I’d give your vet a call, she may need some anti inflammatory or possibly a stitch to keep it in.

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Hi Girly. My 8 year old Wyandotte had a prolapse a couple of weeks ago. I tried and failed to get it to stay back in - it would go in but wouldn’t stay for more than a couple of seconds. I kept it as clean as I could but really couldn’t get it to stay in so after about 24 hrs (during which time she laid a slightly larger than normal egg which made it neither better nor worse) I took her to the vet. He put it back in and it has stayed. She was completely back to normal as if nothing had happened within about half a day!

That was 9 days ago. She hasn’t laid an egg since then - I guess that will be the real test.

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Good morning.  I took her to a vet who specialises in poultry ( a 50 minute journey each way)  He was brilliant. He popped it back but it did come out again when we got home. Unfortunately she has an infection but he gave her a dose of steroids and anti-inflammatory meds and antibiotics. I have to give her Baytril drops once a day for 10 days and use an ointment twice a day. Interestingly the ointment is Isaderm, used for dogs.  She looks fine but has to be kept away from the others in case of pecking.  I have two walk in runs at the moment so no problem there. But can’t use her eggs for 10 + 28 days. After that she had better earn her keep!   

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Thank you All for your comments.  Yesterday I gave her a warm bath and cleaned her up a bit. She was very good once she realised I was helping her - well that’s what it seemed like -  and was quite happy to let me clean her up.  She loved the hairdryer and now has a fluffybum again.  She decided she’d had enough mucking about today and would not co-operate at all! But I have a secret weapon, my daughter!  She is an animal whisperer! I don’t know how she does it but all animals seem to love her. Dotty just lay in her arms and closed her eyes as if she was sleeping whilst I applied the ointment.  But tonight she must be so much better.  It was not easy to use the ointment or give her the antibiotics..the swelling has gone down and the prolapse has completely retracted. 

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22 hours ago, Girly said:

But tonight she must be so much better.  It was not easy to use the ointment or give her the antibiotics..the swelling has gone down and the prolapse has completely retracted. 

I'm so glad she has made a good recovery 😊

It's amazing how they struggle so much, once they are better.

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A little more news on Dotty.  
She is fine and has decided not to co-operate any more with having her meds.  She generally sits on my daughter’s lap and I swear she would purr if she was a cat- but not tonight!  Luckily it’s the last dose today - I wonder if she’ll think she’s won the battle.Lol!   
She did lay a small egg yesterday without problems so l’m really pleased.

Thank you for all your comments.  
 

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