Please look at pics to help diagnose (WARNING: GROSS)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn

    Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought we were having a prolapsed cloaca (sp?) or some severe hemmorhoid looking thing. She's been treated twice with Prep H and Neosporin and so her vent looks much better but she's pulled all the feathers out.

    Is that from pain back there or are we looking more for mites/ fleas?

    I have a very small flock of 5 and they are egg-layers and pets.

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  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep getting error messages,page does not exist. Feather pulling may be a result of irritation due to vent issue. Has she been separate from other chickens b/c someone else may be pulling out feathers.
     
  3. Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn

    Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn Out Of The Brooder

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    Check again. I was doing some editing of the links trying to get them to come up.
     
  4. Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn

    Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn Out Of The Brooder

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    I have definitely caught her pulling out her own feathers. She was separated last night to allow her extra rest time.
     
  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    In the pictures I can not see that the vent is prolapsed. You might want to check for mites and lice. There are two types of mites. One type that live on the bird and another type that live in the hen house and come out at night too feed. You you don't see any mites on the bird I might consider the hen house. Mites on the bird look like small black pepper flakes and you will see whiteish eggs at the base of the feathers. I might start there and see what you can find. I hope this helps and wish the best for you.
     
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I don't see anything wrong with her vent...it just looks like she is currently laying. The skin on her belly and around the vent look red and irritated and possibly could have parasite infestation going on. Depending on how you want to treat, there are powdered pesticides for it that you can treat the birds with...and I would treat them all if you are treating one. I'd just dust the flock, the roosts and the nests but wouldn't try to dust the whole coop.

    Permethrin is the dust of choice for many or you can use sulfur dust...both can be found in any garden center.
     
  7. Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn

    Mrs. Foghorn Leghorn Out Of The Brooder

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    I already have sulfer in the shed. I have diatomaceous earth, too. Is that ok to use? Sometimes I just treat the whole yard with it to kill off fleas for the dogs. Btw, her vent DOES look much better. If you could have only seen it before we began to treat it. You could see dark pink and it looked like it was going to fall out everywhere. Some of her eggs came out with blood streaks down the side.
     
  8. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Sounds like she could have had a prolapse. That will happen sometimes if the chicken has too much fat stored around the vent or if she has very large eggs consistently. I've never used DE but you can try it...I wouldn't put it on any place that is raw or open as it will just irritate that flesh. I'd be more likely to use the sulfur powder on those areas.

    The problem with using DE is that it's not real specific, so if you use it in the yard and other areas where beneficial insects live, they die too.
     
  9. NotableNancy

    NotableNancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if this has cleared up? I seem to have something similar going on with a few of my girls. Did you use Sulfur and did it work?
     

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