Help !! Hens vent looks terrible!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crzyckldy, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. crzyckldy

    crzyckldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed one of my hens had a nasty behind .. Thought it was from rooster.. Went to clean her off and found this!! It's red, protruding, stinks and oozing!! [​IMG]
     
  2. crzyckldy

    crzyckldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?? Please help!! It's oozing so bad that her feathers are white and dripping???
     
  3. roseyred

    roseyred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First things first clean her so you know what's going on. Warm bath with baby shampoo and some iodine scrub if you have it. Then take some better pics and we'll see what we can do. Be gentle and don't touch it except with clean hands
     
  4. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it's a combo of vent gleet and a small prolaspe going on? Just a guess on my part. If it was my bird that's what I would try to treat for. I think I read Prep H would help with the prolaspe. I know there has to be treatments on the forum for vent gleet.
     
  5. crzyckldy

    crzyckldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gently washed it off, forgot to take more pics :-(.. After more research I'm pretty sure it's SEVERE vent gleet. I feel horrible that I just caught it! She's a favorite for one of my roosters and I just thought it was from him. It smells sooooo bad!!! I put anti-fungal cream on it and gave her some yogurt.
     
  6. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if she's a favorite of your rooster, you best keep an eye on him too. Not sure if it can be easily passed by contact, but I would keep an eye out.
     
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  7. crzyckldy

    crzyckldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah, Thx , I didn't even think about that. She looks worse today . Now her crop is swollen too :-(
     
  8. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes...vent gleet can be passed on...


    I would suggest that as a first measure you treat her vent with a betadine solution...this can be very beneficial..do isolate her from the main flock..

    If you suspect she has a prolapse..keep her in a darkened area..it would be a good idea to apply honey to her vent ....(it has antibacterial properties)
     
  9. crzyckldy

    crzyckldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I'll pick some of that up first thing in the morning and seperate her. I have 2 isolation pens.. 1 inside/1 outside and both have a resident. One with a bad foot and one with a hen that was almost killed by a rooster . I'll do some rearranging for this poor girl though :-(.
    Thank you so much for everyone's advice!!!
     
  10. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    How is she doing?
     

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