My silkie chicken has gone broody again....
but something has gone wrong this time, i think
I went out to check on her yesterday, and her vent on the outside was very dry and brittle, while the inside is almost a bloody moist pink (She is a silkie, so the skin of her vent is a dark purple, but as it is dry, it is now a dark black) I checked on her again today, after applying bacatracin yesterday, and it was worse! is was leaking green poo and she had pasty butt.
I gave her a bath today, and there were ants in the pasty butt!!
The ants are gone now, but her vent remains the same.... dry on the outside, and slightly bloody on the inside. it is as if the skin on the outside of her vent and separated form the cloaca on the inside....
please help me? I am going to try applying coconut oil tonight and pipetting some water into her system after I have blow dried her clean (doing this as I type)
I don't know what to do, or if this is something she will need more professional help for.....
If I were you I would post this on the thread on emergency help for diseases. sounds as if she might need a systemic antibiotic and or extra vitamins at least. So far you seem to be doing a brave job of caring for her. I never heard of anything like you describe.
I've figured out what it is and begun treating it , thank goodness for the poultry care book from the Library..... and of course google . It was the early stages of Vent Prolapse. I have treated her vent with hemorrhoid cream, separated her from the other birds, and given her lots and lots of calcium. Mostly milk and bananas, and I got her to eat a few cubes of cantaloupe (Though it doesn't have much calcium, she wasn't eating much at all, but she seemed to do okay with the cantaloupe). I have her on Medicated feed, as well as gave her plenty of water and attention. I clean her vent and apply the hemorrhoid cream every morning and every afternoon, and the swelling that started yesterday that indicated Vent Prolapse has already gone down, and her vent, though scabbing over, is looking much better than it did the other day. She is acting normally again today too, not all whiny and broody/feverish like on Friday afternoon.
So one could say I thiink my silkie will live to be broody another day! Oh wait.... maybe just to cuddle. I could live without the broodiness..
Needless to say, Yukon is getting much better. I just went out and checked o her, and she is nearly healed. Just have to wait for the scabbing to heal.I doubt she will even scar, because we caught it early.