Dripping vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crazy4hens4ever, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. crazy4hens4ever

    crazy4hens4ever New Egg

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    What would cause a hens vent to continually drip? Back story: about 2 weeks ago I adopted 2 hens (3yrs old) who were in a space much too small with too many chickens. They have no feathers on their hind ends[​IMG]. The day I got them I began to put 1 teaspoon of sulfadimethoxine powder into their 1 gallon water can. I did this for 1 week every day and plan on doing it every other day for the next 2 weeks. Also been given them 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt mixed with about 2 tablespoons of sweet corn from my freezer every morning to help replace the flora in their gut.
    I've had them for 2 weeks and while there is improvement the one hen still drips from her vent.
    I felt sorry for these hens and after we were down to one hen I decided to adopt them...I'm beginning to regret it!
     
  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean by dripping? Whta kind of fluid?
     
  3. crazy4hens4ever

    crazy4hens4ever New Egg

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    It's a clear looking fluid. That continually drops. They have nasty pasty white back sides.
     
  4. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have they laid any eggs?
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there and welcome to Backyard Chickens! You have gotten some solid advice from Wyorp, so I will just say hi and wish you the best of luck with your hens!
     
  7. polish hen

    polish hen Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe consider taking the one hen with the dripping vent to the vet?, if they could test her fluid you whould be able to get a clear answer this way? , it's possible she may have an infection...reproductive possibly?, is she laying at all?
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Wow, some great links to check out. Good luck to you!
     
  9. crazy4hens4ever

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    Thanks everyone. I do think it's gleet. Began treating them with 1T plain yogurt with some powder probiotics mixed in every morning and fresh gallon of water with 1/4c organic apple cider vinegar with the mother every day. Hopefully it will clear up so they can grow some feathers on their bottoms before the Michigan winter comes!
     
  10. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hope you see some improvement soon.
    Keep us posted on their progress.
     

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