Quote: 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.