Hens vent.....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chuck_H, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Chuck_H

    Chuck_H In the Brooder

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    looks red and kind of raw....She's 8 months old....What can I do?.....
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

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    Have you checked for lice? Are her eggs hard shelled? Is she laying regularly? I have had a few hens with red behinds, and it was usually lice.
     
  3. and is anyone pecking her?

    I'd segregate in a dog cage or something similar, observe for 2-3 days and deal with it accordingly. If you see any pulsing you will need to treat for possible eggbound...lots of information by searching here...
     
  4. Chuck_H

    Chuck_H In the Brooder

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    Her poop is very loose...
     
  5. chickenlady

    chickenlady Songster

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    Can you give some history of this bird? Housing, feed, anything? It is a little difficult to diagnose based on 'my hens vent is red'. Someone mentioned lice, have you checked for lice or mites? This would be the place to start. When was the last time your wormed? Do you have a rooster that is mating her constantly?
     

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