Normal or Vent Gleet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickwChicks, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. ChickwChicks

    ChickwChicks In the Brooder

    Dec 31, 2014
    Pacific Grove, Ca
    New to the world of chickens, but avid reader!

    I have a 18m RIR that seems to be "collecting" droppings on her rump. Now I have seen photos of gleet that look horrendous, not sure if she is suffering from this or just has some less than congealed poops. Here is a picture of her backside - thoughts? Also a picture of her from the front so you can see her eyes/beak and overall behaviors appear normal and good to go! As I am new I am rather watchful for any signs of problems - maybe too watchful :)

  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    It looks very normal to me--she is very healthy looking. It is common for a hen with a great deal of "poof" near the vent to get some droppings on herself. I would rub off any solid bits, and trim any excess feathering around her vent. Probios Dispersible Powder is a good product to use in the water 2 days a week to promote intestinal health. I usually have a couple of hens that look like that in a flock of 35.
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