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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maell, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. maell

    maell Hatching

    Sep 28, 2013
    My rhode Island white has become lethargic , stumbles , twitches head and has a white thick discharge from her vent area.
    she was fine yesterday . Isolated her from the rest of the flock. What can I do and what is wrong with her.
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Could she have coccidosis? Is she having any diarrhea? I would check her vent for an egg (gloved finger that is lubricated.) Soaking in a warm bath would relax her to pass an egg if it it present. She almost sounds like she has vent gleet with the discharge. Is she eating or drinking? Here is some info on vent gleet: http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment.html

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