gooey yellow STINKY ring around vent

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by twister, May 22, 2011.

  1. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie hen(non - egg laying b.c. she just had a hatch) ... that is showing all signs of normalicy, except that she has a fetid odor -- upon closer inspection...there is a gooey yellow ring around her vent. I wipe it off daily, pour hydrogen peroxide on her vent. This has been going on about 3 days. the smell is outrageously 'dead' like smell. the tissues around the vent look fine. She poops little bit of watery poop, but it is not diarreha like... She acts fine.
    any ideas of what it may be or how to treat it?
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Is she laying? Could she have broken an egg inside her?
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:I agree. It sounds like a broken egg inside her. I recommend a vent flush using a diluted solution of apple cider vinegar and water to cleanse it and help prevent infection....no guarantee though.
     
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i would stop immediatly with the hydrogen peroxide, that will be killing the good tissue. is there any sort of injury (no matter how small?) how old are her chicks now?it could be possible shes returned to laying but has become an internal layer or has had an egg break inside her. try clipping away the feathers back there so nothing can get stuck on them and see if it continues.......
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Any updates? How is she doing?
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:Hydrogen peroxide is good about once on a wound, and after that just inhibits wound healing. I agree with spish on this. If she has a wound there, the following thread has some recommendations:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=26414
    see the second post down, scroll down for broken egg
    (note this thread has information on an egg broken inside the chicken too)
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2011
  7. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Agreed X's 2
     
  8. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she has not laid any eggs in 2 months or more...she hatched chicks 4 weeks ago.

    she does not show any symptoms that are outlined in the link you posted about an inbound egg (TY for posting that great info!)

    day 4, still very stinky and less of a yellow ring, but the ring was still there. I wiped it off. I will try to remember to get pics .
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:http://www.avianweb.com/eggyolkperitonitis.html
    Please look at this one, if you don't mind.

    I am extremely worried she has an infection.

    You can search BYC for it too. The smell has me very worried (but I have no experience with egg yolk peritonitis).

    I hope you get the answer soon!!!
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  10. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is a sickly sweet smell that is very peculiar do a search on here for vent gleet and see if you think that may be it. I didn't diagnose mine in time so just in case I mention it.
    sharon
     

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