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Possible vent gleet? Help appreciated!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jennifertoll, Oct 13, 2015.

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    jennifertoll Hatching

    Jun 7, 2015
    Five-month-old Buff Orphington hen. Has not developed comb or wattles and is a little undersized compared to other two from same hatch.

    Has an area of hardened poop on her bottom. I have bathed in Epsom salts and tried to wipe it off, but it is very hard. Have had to use a q-tip the past couple of days to be sure vent is clear. I have cut away the features to help keep it dry and clean. The smell is pretty bad just from one day to next when she gets a bath. [​IMG]

    She cries a little when she tries to poop. We have given Epsom salt drench, have put garlic in her water, Epsom salt in her water, used a little olive oil on the vent to try to keep it soft and open.

    Otherwise, she is eating and drinking well. Has always been a little bit timid, so her demeanor has not changed.

    Going to worm her today and use Tetracycline on the advice of an experienced chicken momma I know. Any other thoughts or ideas?? Thanks in advance...hate to lose her, but don't want her to suffer if she can't be saved.

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