Is this gleet? pic included *ick*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MackChicks, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. MackChicks

    MackChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Her only other symptom is decreased egg production.
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like it could be.
     
  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give her a bath and put some monastat or the equivalent on her
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Gleet just means liquid from the vent. It can be from parasites, bacteria or yeast. What do her poops look like?

    -Kathy
     
  5. MackChicks

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    He poop was solid today. She not lethargic at all and has a good appetite.

    Thanks for the responses everyone.
     
  6. MackChicks

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    All of our other chickens have healthy fluffy rears.
    So wash her, apply monistat, maybe ACV in the water?
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Applying monistat won't hurt, but probably won't help either. Monistat must "touch" the yeast to be effective, and I suspect that the source of her problem, if there is a problem, is further in. Keep that area below her vent clean and keep an eye on her.

    -Kathy
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you take a fresh poop sample to a vet and have it checked for worm eggs, coccidia, bacteria and yeast?

    -Kathy
     
  9. MackChicks

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    Thank you. Yes we will have to check into that. Can worms affect just one hen in a flock?
     
  10. MrsBrooke

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    Possibly, but unlikely. If you worm one, you may as well worm them all. :)

    I see little, baby feather shafts on her rear. Is that new growth, broken feathers, or is that an open wound? I might isolate this chicken to get her away from the others to avoid them pecking at her underside. That could turn into something nasty if her flockmates see tender, red flesh. Dog crate in the warm, dry, quiet garage might do her some good. High protein feed like scrambled eggs and meal worms alongside her regular feed can help her rebuild tissue.

    Sorry for your troubles!

    MrsB
     

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