This is Cinnamon. She was a rescue hen and I think she is a little over 2 years old. I have had her for a little over a year. . She is mostly Buff Orpington. and when she was feeling good she was around 5 lbs.
Back in about May, she had lice and mites.Which lead to a scabby, poopy bottom and missing a lot of feathers she even lost sight in her right eye.. I treated her for the lice and the mites. I was crop feeding her for a while because her weight dropped to about 3 lbs. This is stressful for both of us and my family does not want to help me do it any longer.
Lice and mites appear to be gone.
Still has a scabby poopy bottom. and it appears a prolapsed vent. Is this because her vent gets closed up from the scabbing and she struggles to poop? I have been giving her a bath about 3 times per week since about May or June. I treated her for worms back in May. I gave her an oral antibiotic for 10 days (started with a t) for the Vent Gleet because it was not getting better. I have tried treating her bottom with coconut oil, neosporin, cow salve, athletes foot medication, and now currently hemeroid medication ---anything I see on here I have tried.
It is almost November and I have 2 problems.
1)She is somewhat better, but not better. She maintains a steady weight of about 3.4 lbs, still very skinny. Her feathers are coming back in, but her bottom still scabs up and she still gets poopy feathers. Her vent appears to be protruding--most likely because of her struggling at times to poop.
2)She gets bullied by 2 of my stronger hens when I put her in with the others (every day I have been carrying her out in a pet carrier and putting her next to the chicken run to keep her in with the others. Even when I let them all out to free run the 2 bullies hunt her down and tackle her.
She is very sweet. Is there something else I can try to heal her vent? Is there something else I can do to get her to gain weight? Will the others stop bullying her once she is healed and stronger? Am I kidding myself and will she just end up dying anyway because her vent is bad? I am attaching some pics