cornish poo covered vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bturbo87, May 30, 2010.

  1. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    1) What type of bird , age and weight.
    dark cornish hen, around 1 year, 3.5-4 lbs
    2) What is the behavior, exactly.
    no odd behavior, occasional "coughing", but basically looks like pasty butt on a grown hen
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?
    3-4 days
    4) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    5) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.
    6) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.
    3 grain sratch, sunflower seeds, 15% layer, oyster shell, grit, grass clipping, crickets, red worms, h2o with ACV
    7) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.
    normal just runny to the point of sticking to the vent
    8) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?
    ACV in water... didnt know if it would help, but i know it helps getting the good stuff into my little chicks gut
    9 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet?
    treat myself
    10) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    11) Describe the housing/bedding in use
    pine shaving in nesting boxes, on ground/roosts

    its not really affecting the bird in any way, shes still eating and drinking, its just honestly looking like pasty butt but on a full grown chicken, what can we do?

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Some hens just have dirty butts. I have one that is the same way, been like that for 3-4 years now. You should try to keep it cleaned off or trim the feathers, as it can burn the skin.
    You could try probiotics like organic yogurt with live bacteria. Think Activia.


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