How do I help a chicken with vent prolapse?

We noticed tonight that this chicks vent had a prolapsed. I’ve been using preparation H and bag balm to help get things back in but they won’t stay in because every time she poops it forces it back out. If I can get things kept inside, is it OK to give her a warm bath in the event that she’s having trouble pooping and that’s why this is being forced out of her vent?

We noticed tonight that this chicks vent had a prolapsed
We noticed tonight that this chicks vent had a prolapsed

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Sharon Herrell Tedrow
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Sharon Herrell Tedrow

I had luck on an adult hen using sugar water. Mix 1/4 cup sugar in 2oz hot water. Spray on. I had previously used Prep H with no results.

Teresa Hill
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Teresa Hill

One of my hens did this when she was a chick. She was constipated and had a huge blockage. Try doing a warm water soak 2-3 times a day, mix water in with her food and give her a little at a time to avoid a mess/mold, and use sugar to help push the prolapse back in. It is a long process, but it is worth it. My little girl pulled through and is now one of my best layers.

Debbie Palmer
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Debbie Palmer

Give her a little apple cider vinegar in her water!! Try for 30 days. Her being small. Won’t take much AT ALL!!

rachael thompson
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rachael thompson

I had a little bantam poor thing we ended up pushing it back in a few times but every time she tweeted it popped out. So we did a final push and used a little more force. She unfortunately passed. I read that this is common with baby chicks…they don’t fare well being so tiny.

Evelyn Rice
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Evelyn Rice

ACV can and does burn the GI tract in chickens and simply would not use it on a chick at all. Good luck, follow prolapsed vent care minus the ACV suggestion.