Chicken with poop dripping from vent - please help diagnose

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kaflemin, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. kaflemin

    kaflemin In the Brooder

    May 1, 2009
    Hello everyone,
    One of my hens seems to be sick. She is a 14 month old golden sex link. She has poop dripping out of her vent (see image below - sorry, it's yucky). I noticed the issue yesterday when my other two other hens were picking on her yesterday, so now she has secluded herself in the henhouse. I gave her food and water, which she drank and ate. I also cleaned her vent and body. She is very subdued and let me pet her until she almost fell asleep, something she'd never let me do before during the day. I'd greatly appreciate any ideas you all might have to help me diagnose the problem.

    Thank you,


    P.S. You'll also notice from the picture that she doesn't have feathers around her vent and legs - my three hens pick on themselves and each other (a problem I have troubleshooted plenty, believe me). They have lots of space, do not have parasites, continue to lay eggs and I do everything I can to keep them healthy. I realize she looks awful. It makes me sad [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2010
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Hi from Renton. Sorry your chicken is sick. Diarrhea can be a sign of several illnesses. Here's a link to some info about various diseases. Maybe something there will help.

    Good luck,


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