Hi all! Earlier this year we lost our Black Australorp to a very bad case of vent gleet and starvation (she stopped eating). Since then the 3 remaining hens have all come down with vent gleet about once a month or every 6 weeks. We bathe them, treat with an athletes foot cream, clean the coop thoroughly, and hand feed the ones that won't eat. Recently, my Rhode Island Red, the crazy one of the bunch, has taken ill and she is having a harder time recovering. She's refusing most food and I've given her electrolyte water to help. She's drinking a lot and her crop feels like it's mostly water and not food. The thing that gets me is it keeps coming back! I'm unsure how my chickens keep getting vent gleet and what in the world could be moldy that they are eating. So a few questions: 1. Is Vent Gleet just endemic to my backyard now? 2. How do I prophetically treat for this? Apple cider vinegar? They don't like yogurt (we tried that) 3. What random things could be causing the continuous infections? 4. If they do lay during the infection, should we toss those eggs? 5. Should I be treating everyone for the infection or just the affected bird? I work in the veterinary field, but surprisingly very little research has been done in this area. Thanks everyone for thoughts!