Anyone know what's wrong?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickybae, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. chickybae

    chickybae Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I have a Cochin hen who is very sweet. About 1-2 years old, She has a big, red, bald, swollen lump under her back end. It's squishy and hot to the touch. I was reading online that it could be vent gleet? I would love to know what it is and how to cure it. Please help!
     
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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    This is going to require pictures.

    This sounds like a couple of different problems.
     
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  3. chickybae

    chickybae Out Of The Brooder

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  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Vent gleet usually also involves a nasty smelling discharge, you usually see wet, sticky feathers around the back end. If she's dry and just swollen and red she may have ascites and/or peritonitis both of which can have several causes. Is she laying regularly? Any abnormal poop?
     
  6. chickybae

    chickybae Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got her almost a week ago, so no eggs yet. I have seen her have regular poo and then big balls of rubbery poo. She is very active, eats like crazy, and does drink. I put apple cider vinigar with mother into the water, but was thinking I should start putting some duramycin-10 instead. I was also thinking of doing a Epsom salt soak? Idk if that would help or not.
     

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