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 Hatching

    Feb 18, 2013
    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.
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'd suggest some research on vent gleet, which may be what her problem was.

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