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Please any advice would be helpful. I have a year old Delaware Hen, our family likes her very much. She seemed out of sorts today, and my wife noticed the other chickens pecking at her vent area. When she checked, she was shocked to see what looks like an open wound at the vent.
She sends otherwise healthy, eating and drinking normally.

Please any advice or suggestions are welcome. Attached is a pic of the area...Not pretty.

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Wash her bottom so you can see what you are dealing wish. If the roosts are too close, where a roosting bird can peck at the vent area, might want to move them. That looks pretty bad, you might have to cull her (:(). If your birds are bored, they will do this as well. If you have any more questions, ask. I have dealt with this a lot in my chicken years. It is very sad when they do this. Good Luck..:/

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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Please any advice would be helpful. I have a year old Delaware Hen, our family likes her very much. She seemed out of sorts today, and my wife noticed the other chickens pecking at her vent area. When she checked, she was shocked to see what looks like an open wound at the vent.
She sends otherwise healthy, eating and drinking normally.

Please any advice or suggestions are welcome. Attached is a pic of the area...Not pretty.

Welcome to BYC. Soak her in some warm soapy water, epsom salts, or weak betadine. If you have flies out now, then look for maggots. She may have been vent pecked by the others. She also could have suffered a prolapsed vent that caused them to go after the red tissue. After bathing her, apply some plain antibiotic ointment to the vent. Separate her inside after her bath to dry. Then keep her caged either with the others or inside until she heals. If you see red prolapsed tissue, hemorrhoid cream can help reduce swelling.

Edited by Eggcessive - 2/13/16 at 6:37pm
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Thank you for the advice
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