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one year old hens face is red and slightly swollen.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bucky52, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    her face is red and irritated looking.and after looking closer she has blisters on each side of her face.i put some Neosporin on her this evening.i just recently put some nesting box blend in their nest.its all kind of herbs that suppose to repel mites and lice.i ordered it after reading all the good reviews.this hens backside is bare,its been that way since last fall.all her other flock mates are fine.What could it be?.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    A picture of her face would be helpful. If her bottom is bare, it could be that she has vent gleet, a fungal (yeast infection), mites, or that she has had her feathers picked. A picture of that would help also. Vent gleet usually involves an irritated area around the vent with white or yellow patches that don't come off with washing. Sometimes dropping accumulate there. You can trim those droppings and feathery down off, and clean off the skin with soap and water. Vent gleet responds well to probiotics like yogurt, aplle cider vinegar in the water, and an antifungal such as Nustock (from the feedstore containing sulfur,) mycostatin, and lotrimin. Mites are treated with Permethrin, poultry dust, or woodashes from the fireplace. The blisters on the face are interesting--do you think they are from mites or bug bites?
     
  3. bucky52

    bucky52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it is vent gleet what else could I treat her with.i have soaked her several times in warm Epsom salt water.i put acv with the mother in their water several time a week.i did the follow up worming last night.which they all will get yogurt for the next three days.We have torn down several wasp nest.something may have stung or bit her.i will do a closer inspection this morning in and around their coop.I'm not able to post pictures as I have no camera.i would not know how anyway.
    thank you
    off to feed and water.
     

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