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Help don't know what's wrong with my hen

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This hen was egg bound in october, I went out to the coop tonight and noticed she's missing quite a bit of feathers in her back end and she has bare skin exposed. Do you think this could be a prolapsed vent?
post #2 of 7
Either she's molting or being feather picked. The red coloring is probably from the skin being cold.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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What's that stuff coming out of her, is that poop? Should I take her to a vet?
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That I don't know, it almost appears to be stuck poop, have you tried cleaning her to see if it comes off. As far as a vet, that would be your decision, we don't have any around here that would see a chicken.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #5 of 7

Possible vent gleet?  I know it causes redness, swelling and discharge but it's not something I've ever had to deal with so I'm not that familiar with the condition.

 

Peritonitis can also cause a red, inflamed and swollen abdomen. 

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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Till you decide on your next move I'd give her some probiotics and a bath.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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What's that stuff coming out of her, is that poop? Should I take her to a vet?
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Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post
 

Till you decide on your next move I'd give her some probiotics and a bath.

@ChickenCanoe very good suggestion.

 

Looks like it could possibly be Vent Gleet. Here are some links, one is for bathing, the other two are for treatment options.

 

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/02/how-to-give-chicken-bath.html

http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment-html/
http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2013/09/vent-gleet-symptoms-causes-and-natural.html

 

 

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