Reproductive tract infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by James_in_Utah, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. James_in_Utah

    James_in_Utah Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed other hens pecking at the behind of my barred rock. She's lost all of the feathers and down around the vent, and the was some black scabby material around the vent. I isolated her for the last two days, and she layed an egg yesterday, and again today. Both eggs looked normal but were covered with blood and white puss/poop looking stuff. The skin of her abdomen is very red. I'm not sure if that is from the feather loss, or if she has some sort of infection in the abdomen. I washed her butt, and most of the scabby stuff peeled off, and the skin under it looks normal. She seems to be alert, and eating, and her poop looks normal. Any ideas about what's going on with her?
     
  2. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look up information for vent gleet. Here is a link,see if this is what you are seeing.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/vent-gleet-aka-nasty-chicken-butt.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The first thing to do is wash her in some warm soapy water or epsom salts to get the skin and feathers clean. Let her dry inside with the heat before putting her back outside. Antifungal creams such as Nustock, mycostatin, and others applied daily may help. Probiotics or a bit of yogurt daily would be very helpful. Worming her may also help. Here is some more reading on vent gleet:
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment.html
    http://birdhealth.com.au/flockbirds/poultry/diseases/vent_gleet.html
     
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