Is this vent gleet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by iam4hymn, May 1, 2017.

  1. iam4hymn

    iam4hymn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2015
    My hen has looked like this for about 2 weeks now. I have tried an oral epsom salt drench, bathing her, anti-fungal cream, today I treated the whole flock with molasses water, and tomorrow I will give them probiotics. I have pushed back in what appears to be a prolapse more than once. She has messy feathers and a white discharge that smells terrible. I am at my wits end. Does amyone have any more ideas before I give up?

  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Flock Master

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    Is she still laying eggs?

    It does look like she has a prolapse. The white that you are seeing is most likely Urates from poop.

    Soak her in a warm bath of epsom salts to help reduce swelling. Clean the exposed tissue well, apply some hemorrhoid cream and see if the prolapse will go back in. Provide her with some extra calcium, poultry vitamins and extra protein like egg or tuna. Place her in a quiet, darkened area so she can heal - this will hopefully delay egg laying to help keep the prolapse in.

    Keep us posted.

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