In the Brooder
- Mar 27, 2015
I noticed a couple days ago that one of our hens had a little blood near her vent and that she has no feathers in the area either, I assumed it was from her molting and she is acting normal (active with the flock, eating, etc.) I decided to get a closer look last night and noticed she has a good clump of poop stuck with a little half dried blood around it. We are getting ready to wash her up and separate her. I am assuming a prolapsed vent but we will know for sure soon. I picked up some electrolytes and probiotics today and will mix that with her water and we have a dog kennel that we will keep her in for a few days (our days are already pretty short here in the Pacific NW but I could still lay a blanket over it. She is still acting normal so I'm hoping she is going to be ok. My understanding is that if it reoccurs our best bet is to cull. This is our first time dealing with this so I'm hoping that isn't what we have to do. Any tips or advice or extras to look for? Thank you!