prolapsed vent prognosis?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cream puff, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. cream puff

    cream puff Chirping

    Jul 20, 2014

    I wish I had known what a prolapsed vent looked like or I would have never bought this chicken. People can be so dodgy!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anyway, I have a silkie with a prolapsed vent, she also has vent gleet and treatment is not working. Can anyone tell me what the prognosis is for this? She is still laying eggs and eating well. Is this something that can pass on to my other chickens?

    Should I put her out her misery and then warn everyone I know not to buy chickens from the person who KNOWINGLY sold me this chicken?

    Thanks :(
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Her prognosis is probably not good at all. Just the vent gleet has only a fair rate of healing, and prolapse becomes a chronic problem in some birds. Here is a very thorough article about vent gleet, by a vet:

    Of course, ideally you should make the seller return your money....

    Sorry this happened to you. It really is a buyer beware world out there, for chickens. Its a shame how many people will sell birds or hatching eggs which are or likely are carrying a disease as well. In the end, a good reputation is your best safeguard.

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