lost vent feathers

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

  1. ohiochickmom

    ohiochickmom In the Brooder

    Aug 17, 2013
    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

    Aug 8, 2013
    Western Michigan
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    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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