Please help us identify an injury/disease

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dare 2 Dream Farm, May 16, 2011.

  1. Dare 2 Dream Farm

    Dare 2 Dream Farm Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 26, 2011
    One of our friends who we delivered chickens to has a little girl named Prima who needs your help! She is about a year and a half old. I have seen her, but can't identify the problem because the symptoms don't seem to match up. Here's what we saw, and the symptoms she told us about:

    At first she noticed: diarrhea, soft-shelled egg.

    We looked at Prima and identified: Active, healthy weight, healthy appetite for food and water, only slightly prolapsed vent (not bright red), secreting a lot of clear/white fluid.

    Now she says: its not really that prolapsed, its really moist, still secreting lots of fluid, Prima is sleeping standing up during the day, congested.

    I first thought prolapsed vent as a result of egg binding/calcium deficiency. But now I am worried that she is showing signs of sickness that sound like a respiratory infection. Is there anything I don't know about that could result in both groups of symptoms? She thinks maybe Coccidiosis, but I don't see how the soft-shelled egg or slightly prolapsed vent fit into that? [​IMG]
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Type in "vent gleet" in the BYC search box and read up on that. That's what it sounds like.

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