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Chicken's Butt is not ok!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kmccullough, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. kmccullough

    kmccullough New Egg

    Jan 17, 2013
    Hey all! My hen's rear end is not looking okay at all! Most of her feathers are gone (I think she got stuck somewhere in my yard a few weeks ago!) and it's all poopy and matted and gross! She's still laying and eating and drinking and my five other hens are fine. Any idea as to what might me going on or as to what I should do?


  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. Your chicken may have vent gleet or worms. What I would do is trim the solid poo and feathers around the vent, then clean her up and dry her before putting her back outside. This will give you an opportunity to closely look at the vent area. If it is reddened and has any whitish or yellow patches, vent gleet, a fungus infection may be the cause. An antifungal cream such as Miconazole or the sulfur-based cream Nustock can be applied daily or as needed. Probiotics in the diet or just a small amount of plain yogurt twice a week will help her gut bacteria improve. Regular worming with Safeguard horse paste or liquid goat wormer will help also. Twice a year is a good schedule, spring and fall. Here is a good link: http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment.html
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    x2. Looks like vent gleet.
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
  5. kmccullough

    kmccullough New Egg

    Jan 17, 2013
    Thank you so much you guys!! I really appreciate it!

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