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

    Apr 3, 2011
    San Diego
    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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