Hen with poopy but

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CarpCharacin, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    My Buff Orpington hen has been acting sick lately, kind of lethargic, and she has had a bad poopy but. Any ideas as to what it could be?
     
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    When did she last lay?
    Is it just poop or is it yellow/white goopy smelly sticky stuff?

    Maybe vent gleet but more common is internal laying unfortunately.

    How old is she?
     
  3. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    I'm not sure when she last laid. It looked like poop, but it was kind of yellowish and it smelled bad. I got her in spring of last year.
     
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    The really bad smell has me thinking vent gleet.

    Can you get a picture of her mess to help confirm?

    If it is gleet ......
    Then I would recommend a bath with Epsom salt and good ole monistat. The monistat I would apply topically and feed her a 1/2" long by the diameter it dispenses piece twice a day.
    You may have to bathe her more than once.
     
  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    I'll try to get a picture today, but I rinsed her yesterday.
     
  6. 21hens-incharge

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    Is she eating and drinking well?

    If not I would offer her a wet mash and include a boiled or scrambled egg.

    Does she stand normally or more like a penguin?
     
  7. RhodeIslandRed5

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    Hello, sir! I was thinking coccidiosis, but I guess I'm wrong. Yes, see if she'll eat some scrambled or boiled egg bits. Or you could do what I do: hunt around in your yard for grasshoppers! They are the best 'chicken candy'.
     
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    photos?
     
  9. RhodeIslandRed5

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    And how does her crop feel?
     
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  10. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Her crop feels like it's filled with water. She hasn't been eating as much.
    Here are some pictures:
    IMG_20190722_100652.jpg IMG_20190722_100648.jpg IMG_20190722_100629.jpg IMG_20190722_100604.jpg IMG_20190722_100601.jpg
     

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