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Help- Chickens vent is very swollen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cadjimax, May 23, 2011.

  1. cadjimax

    cadjimax New Egg

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    Hello,

    One of of rhode island reds has a swollen vent the size of a golf ball and the rear is slowly leaking a whitish fluid that crusts all over the rear end feathers. I put some aloe and preparation H, any other suggestions.

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  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is very sticky and smells sickly sweet then it could be vent gleet. If not that other possiblilites are an infection or broken egg inside. Do a search here on vent gleet to see if that may be it.
    sharon
     

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