Originally Posted by casportpony
What sort of treatment in the vent?
Do you have a scope and slides?
Treatment I'm using is to acidify the cloaca, using Grapefruit Seed Extract, colloidal silver (for natural antibiotic), miconazole cream, and coconut oil. Using a syringe for oral use filling up to almost the tsp. line. Her condition is from trauma, and her situation will be different once she is better. This was caught in the very early stages, since I keep very good eye on my birds.
I have a cheap microscope, but would be able to get a better one. The veterinarian in my area that sees chickens retired, and the others are only interested in seeing dogs and cats, besides a large animal vet., so I have to do it all on my own now. Really, the times I've taken my chickens to the vet. before hasn't helped much, just one instance that confirmed my own diagnosis. I don't want to put her on a conventional antibiotic at this time, except the natural ones that I'm trying (I know, they are controversial whether they work and I've read both sides). Also, I'm acidifying drinking water with ACV.
I believe she will recover, it will just take time.
Edited by JanetMarie - 10/14/15 at 9:29am