Our favorite chickie, a 2 yr old golden buff named Goldie, has a vent prolapse combined with vent gleet. I noticed the icky rear end from the gleet, but didn't get around to bringing her in for a bath for a couple days. Kicking myself for this now, of course. After I washed off a big layer of crud, I saw the prolapse, which appears to have been picked at, and possibly frostbitten, and is nasty and scabby looking. This is her third day in the house and the scabby part seems to be drying out, but she laid an egg yesterday and had some bleeding afterwards and since then she has been leaking clear fluid from her vent. Treatment so far: honey and blue-kote on the vent. I hesitate to use antibiotics because I've read gleet is a type of yeast infection, and antibiotics would make it worse. Also slightly limited food and keeping her in dark more to discourage more egg laying. Today she started pecking at her own vent too and I wrapped her in an ace bandage with a thick, non-stick gauze over her vent, but I don't want to leave that on for long because I don't want the poop contained in there. Help! What else should I be doing? This is by nine-year old son's most beloved pet, and short of spending money on a vet (which we just can't afford, and I don't know any chicken vets in my city anyhow), I'd like to do what I can to save her This photo is from yesterday morning, before I started using the blue-kote. (She's lying on her back on a towel, in case this is disorienting. .