Hens have messy vents. Please help.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by macdoogle2, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. macdoogle2

    macdoogle2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of the hens in my flock of 10 have poop around the vent area. This has been going on for about a week. Today I found one hen dead in the run. What could this be and how do I treat it? Also a few days ago I lost a young hen from a different coop on the other side of my property. That hen's hatch mates just started laying so I thought she may have gotten egg bound.or something. She also had a large amount of poop around her vent. The runs are separate but I do go from one to the other wearing the same shoes. Any ideas?
     
  2. coloradogal

    coloradogal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    I believe it is an infection but I can't remember which one. I'm bumping in hopes someone can help you.
     

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