Dead chicken, poopy butt for a few weeks. Other hens in danger?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by charsis, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. charsis

    charsis New Egg

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    One of my year old Leghorn chickens died today. She stopped laying 2 months ago, at the same time that some of the hens went through a molt, so I didn't worry. I had noticed she had a very poopy butt about 2 weeks ago and a droopy comb, so started adding probiotic yogurt to the feed, but she took a turn for the worse 3 days ago and stopped eating, and became lethargic. She finally died today. I have 3 other hens and they all seem well, but before I replace her should I be worried for the other hens?
    Her poop was a loose but not bloody. I could not see any other outer signs of illness, apart from the droopy pale comb.
    Advice?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    I'd suggest some research on vent gleet, which may be what her problem was.
     

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