Pasty Vent on 8 month old Sam. Fav. Photos attached

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Steadfast1, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Steadfast1

    Steadfast1 Out Of The Brooder

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    So let the girls out to roam this afternoon and noticed our 8 month old SF must be having some issues with diarrhea based on the soaked feathers around the vent and the crust built up around the vent as well. I've read that giving them Plain yougert might help, is there anything else I can or should do? I did notice one of the other hens had a very watery poo as well so may isolate these two for the time being. Any other suggestions will be greatly appreciated. See pictures below.

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  2. Steadfast1

    Steadfast1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Should also have mentioned that she is otherwise seemingly okay and foraging and pecking around the yard as normal.
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

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    Soak her in warm water and rub gently to get it off.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    X2, but I would also treat her for mites, lice and worms with poultry dust and Safeguard for Goats/Cattle. You can get both at TSC.
     
  5. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Steadfast1

    Steadfast1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have food grade DE on hand that I use on the littler in their coop and mix with their feed, will that work as well as poultry dust and Safeguard?
     
  7. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    From what I've heard, DE doesn't work for worms. It isn't proven to kill them. Some people have said DE works on mites, I've never tried it.
     
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    Ty Jersey, I'll make a run to TSC tomorrow! :)
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I tried it, it didn't work, so now I use the dust and Safeguard.
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    It didn't work on mine, and I put it everywhere, on the birds, in their litter, food, etc.
     

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