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post #11 of 13
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Her mucky vent needs attention.

What causes it?  I had a good look at her yesterday and her comb is now a bit floppy and has a vague bluish tinge across the top, which I think is also not a good thing.  Once I have an idea of what causes the mucky vent and the droopy comb (that might even be normal, I don't really know, never had a chicken before!) I could approach her owner.  She may not like it but I need to do what I can for the lovely hen

post #12 of 13

It could be number things wrong.  The bluish comb is not normal.  It should be red.  The bottom should be washed with soap and water, and then inspect to see if there is damage.  The best way to diagnose is to take a fecal sample to a vet for diagnostic to see if there is bacteria or worms.  If not treated, the hen could die.  The owner may not care, so I would be cautious.


Edited by JanetMarie - 11/12/15 at 6:35pm
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post #13 of 13
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Thank you, I'll speak to her over the weekend and see how responsive she is.  Crossing fingers!

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