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Help! White discharge coming out of vent/Update, R.I.P

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by newchickens2009, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Songster

    May 18, 2009
    Looking for a little helpful info. I am away from my wonderful flock on vacation and my brother is feeding and collecting eggs for me. He called me tonight and says one of my W/BW Ameracu hens was in the corner of the coop and appeared to be dead when he got there this afternoon. He picked her up to take away and when he did she "came to life" as he says. Upon taking a look at her, he says he vent and most of her rear was totally covered in what appeared to be hardened poop. I told him to clean her vent and tried to explain how to check to see if she was egg bound, (he is not has familiar with chickens as I am). He called me back a few hours latter and said he cleaned her best he could and put her in one of the nest so she could be alone for the night since at the time I do not have an empty coop. He went to check her a couple hours after dark to see how she was doing and says there is a constant white fluid running out of her vent. He did the best he could do but had to leave and go home to help his wife with his kids. Any ideas as to what this could be and how to treat her?
    I am very thankful for his help but how I wish I was home so I could monitor and take care of her. I think without very special care she is going to die. I do not go home until Sunday. What should I tell him to do? He is very limited since he is working all day and only goes buy for a few minutes to feed evenings.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011

  2. BamaSilkies

    BamaSilkies Chirping

    Nov 28, 2011
    NE Alabama
    Its hard to say but is it possible that the white stuff is from egg broken inside her? or could be gleet. It would be alot easier if we had pictures.
  3. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Songster

    Dec 10, 2009
    Central PA
  4. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Songster

    May 18, 2009
    Thank you for the replys. If I were home I could post some pics. Hopefully with what little help he can give her she will be ok until I can get home on Sunday and I will be able to help her through this. Just though there might be something that someone on here could tell me to tell him to do that might help until then.

    P.S. From what he is telling me I think she as vent gleet????
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    Vent gleet is very sticky and has a sickly sweet smell.
  6. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Songster

    May 18, 2009
    My brother was able to forward advice on to my mother who tried her best to "Dr" her until I got home but unfortunately she passed away yesterday. Thanks Bro, Mom and everyone on here for your help.
    Rest in peace my friend and so sorry you had to suffer [​IMG]
  7. hispoptart

    hispoptart Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    NW Colorado
    [​IMG] so sorry

  8. snowflake

    snowflake Crowing

    Aug 21, 2009
    Belding Michigan
    [​IMG] sorry for you loss. even if you were home there may not have been anything you could do.. ... some thimes they just die [​IMG]

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