Messed up vent!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jharper, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A hen that I just recently got is having some problems. Her vent is swolen and clogged up with fecis is what it seems to look like. I have rinsed her vent with warm water to see what I could do and nothing happened. She has been able to poop, but it looks really bad. I was just hoping that someone could help me.
     
  2. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe that it is avian influenza. Could this be a possibility?
     
  3. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    When you say the droppings look "really bad" could you give a description?
    This link may be helpful to you:
    Poo-The Chicken Keeper's Guide
    http://chat.allotment.org.uk/index.php?topic=17568.0
     
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  4. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found out that it is a prolasped vent. We tried to clean it out last night and we are tring to find a vet in our area who will work on her for us.
     
  5. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a whole lot better now.
     
  6. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm glad to hear that. [​IMG] How did you make her better?
     
  7. Bluebee

    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    Glad to hear that your chook is all better[​IMG]
     
  8. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I gave her some p-H and some petroleum jelly. It helped a lot!
     

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