Normal or Vent Gleet?

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

  1. ChickwChicks

    ChickwChicks Out Of 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 Flock Master Premium Member

    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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