is this gleet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wahmommy, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try and post a photo, but I've looked at a bunch of pictures of gleet and in those photos you can tell something is obviously infected...its yellowy and pretty gross. Also, supposedly it smells like a dead thing too.

    With my 2 year old hen, her vent looks fine (normal) but she seems like she has urates (sp?) in clear liquid dripping out of her butt. It's not like normal poop that comes out and drops, its basically a lot of white (again, doesn't look infected, looks just like the white that you see in the poop) with clear liquid all around her vent and dripping down from it. She also doesn't smell bad.

    I gave her a bath a couple of days ago because a lot of poop was in her feathers (and clipped a few feathers too) and thought to be safe I will hit the area around her vent with povidone but I didn't put the povidone inside her vent (I guess I was hoping it would just drip in so I wouldn't have to go there [​IMG].)

    Also just to make things more confusing, after I gave her the bath to get rid of the poop (because when I first gave her a bath it was because she had not just white stuff, dried poop too that was sticking to her feathers), I checked her a day later and her vent looked fine. But then today I checked her and there's the drippy urates again...

    is this normal, like maybe I'm just catching her at a bad moment? Or should I try and put the povidone in her vent? Anyone? I can try to take a photo later, but its hard to hold a chicken and take a photo of her vent at the same time without help...
     
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    a picture might help. Gently hold her with one hand (You can put your hands under her wings to do this, tilt her slightly and camera in your writing hand[​IMG]) Or as this farmer has done, sit on the ground in work clothes, hold her legs securely with your knees and then you have two hands. This is how I can check those areas with both hands. The things a former "pencil pusher" but loving farming farmer does![​IMG]
     
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    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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  4. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay here's a photo- let me know what you think...her vent doesn't look infected but the white stuff ick ick ick. It drips all the way down into her feathers on the bottom.
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  5. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Bargain -thanks! But I've read this and every other post I could find in a search about gleet.. but I'm still not sure. I just posted a photo, maybe someone can weigh in yay or nay...

    I did use your patented chicken hold though! worked like a charm :)

    PS edited to say I went back and read it again - good old Sally Sunshine, she is so helpful :) will try her suggestions, if she has gleet hopefully it will fix it. If she doesn't have gleet, I will at least have a clean chicken after washing her everyday! Actually I think she likes baths, she just hangs out very calm and all...
     
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    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also she is eating and drinking normally, she doesn't act sick at all, and has been laying, so I know an egg isn't stuck or broke in there...
     
  7. BBsChicken

    BBsChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hi there! Did you ever figure out what was wrong with your hen? I, too, have been reading through all of the posts because of my SLW (2 yrs old) with similar characteristics to yours - vent is not inflamed nor seems irritated in any way and abdomen seems OK (nothing hard or spongy) but she has had yellowish and clear drippy discharge for 2 days. The only difference is that my girl is lethargic and is not eating well. She does still drink water (with ACV), and I'm heading to the store for monistat... Did your hen get better? And what did you do to help her improve? Thanks!
     

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