Found one of my RIR hens today with poop stuck in her tail feathers. I cleaned her up , soaked her vent in a warm epsom salt bath. I took prep-h and covered her vent. She is in with other hens and one rooster. I put my rooster in a big dog kennel in the coop , away from the hens. He’s not happy with me. I saw her poop when I was drying her , it looks like normal chicken poop. Not runny or an abnormal color.
Update on my little red hen. Her vent looks much better today. It’s actually closed up I suppose, you would say. Her vent isn’t pulsing like it was and it’s not red or irritated. I have a hen house , where three hens have been laying eggs. I have a broody hen sitting on eggs. I noticed a few days ago the others haven’t been laying in the box. I installed additional boxes yesterday. Should I be concerned that the hen with pasty vent is egg bound? I have her separated in a dog kennel in the 10x10 dog cage.