Methuselah gleet, infection, just plain old?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by paperdragonfarm, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. paperdragonfarm

    paperdragonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2010
    1) Welsummer/mutt, 4-6 years old, skinny!
    2) Thin, lethargic, slight wheeze with a drinking motion
    3) Had known symptoms for 5 days
    4) No one else seems to be sick, will be doing another check soon
    5) No bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.
    6) I think it started because my auto water/feed system wasn't working properly and she was undernourished and slightly dehydrated then prolapsed from a broken egg. I noticed a lot of whitish diarrhea matted on her feathers which alerted me to the issue.
    7) It appears as if she is eating and drinking fine.
    8) There is very little poop, what is is runny and mostly white and smelly.
    9) When I thought it was just a prolapse, Epsom salt soaks and time.
    10 ) I would like to treat her as much as possible myself. We raise organic chickens so there may be some limitations to treatment. I am bringing it up tonight with the rest of the farm, as I'm a new keeper and haven't thought my treatment procedure through enough.
    12) Right now she's in a large cat carrier with water and pellets. There is a layer of news paper covered with a layer of shavings.
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2010
    North Florida
    If it is really smelly (kinda sickly sweet) and sticky it is likely vent gleet. You can do a search for treatments but I delayed in getting nystatin and it was too late. I tried the yogurt and some other method (can't remember which) but she died a day after I finally decided I needed to do the nystatin. Good luck with your hen.

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