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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ariesgirl, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. ariesgirl

    ariesgirl Out Of The Brooder

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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?[​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Either she's molting or being feather picked. The red coloring is probably from the skin being cold.
     
  3. ariesgirl

    ariesgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    What's that stuff coming out of her, is that poop? Should I take her to a vet?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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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.
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    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.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Till you decide on your next move I'd give her some probiotics and a bath.
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    @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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