lost vent feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ohiochickmom, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. ohiochickmom

    ohiochickmom In the Brooder

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    Hope someone can help us. For about 6 mos., my Buff Orpinton has lost her entire vent/bottom feathers. She does not feel like a water balloon. She is active, eats, lays regularly. She is 3 years old. The skin looks very red at times. We let the chickens out to dust bath 2-3x a week. About a month ago, our white easter egger started the same feather loss pattern. Now our Brahma is just starting.

    We have only 4 chickens, raised together. Pecking order is established, and they do not fight. Dusted the Buff with Sevin about 3 mos. ago with no change.

    Thanks, Ohio Chicken Mom
     
  2. TTracy

    TTracy Chirping

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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    It does sound like vent gleet, a fungal infection. Yogurt a little bit by mouth daily, and ACV in the water work well. Nustock can be applied to the vent area daily.
     

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