Help don't know what's wrong with my hen

ariesgirl

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Mar 22, 2015
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This hen was egg bound in october, I went out to the coop tonight and noticed she's missing quite a bit of feathers in her back end and she has bare skin exposed. Do you think this could be a prolapsed vent?
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oldhenlikesdogs

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That I don't know, it almost appears to be stuck poop, have you tried cleaning her to see if it comes off. As far as a vet, that would be your decision, we don't have any around here that would see a chicken.
 

cafarmgirl

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Possible vent gleet? I know it causes redness, swelling and discharge but it's not something I've ever had to deal with so I'm not that familiar with the condition.

Peritonitis can also cause a red, inflamed and swollen abdomen.
 

Wyorp Rock

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What's that stuff coming out of her, is that poop? Should I take her to a vet?
Till you decide on your next move I'd give her some probiotics and a bath.
@ChickenCanoe very good suggestion.

Looks like it could possibly be Vent Gleet. Here are some links, one is for bathing, the other two are for treatment options.

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/02/how-to-give-chicken-bath.html
http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment-html/
http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2013/09/vent-gleet-symptoms-causes-and-natural.html
 

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