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  1. Runamuckranch1

    Runamuckranch1 In the Brooder

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    I was searching for info. online about illnesses in chickens. My young hen looked all oily and has a bad odor, I have noticed the odor on other things in the coop, and on one of the eggs. I took her in my house, bathed her and kept her in overnight. She perked up next day and seemed ok,but still has that odor. I put her back in the coop. Any ideas what it might be?
     
  2. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC. I'm sorry I can't be any help with your question, you may want to post your question in the Emergency/Disease section to see if someone can help.
     
  3. N F C

    N F C you heard the cat, smile! Premium Member Project Manager

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    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your sick hen. [​IMG]I would definitely post in the Emergencies section.
     
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    spitfirecream15 Chirping

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. So sorry about your hen. Hope she recovers soon.
     
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    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Is the smell coming from her vent area? Is her vent feathers all gummed up? If so she could have vent gleet. This is a yeast infection of the intestinal tract. You will need to get her all washed up and trim all the feathers that are getting too soiled. Cut them close around the vent so you can apply some vaginal cream to the outside of the vent area. You can get it inside a bit too. Then get her on some probiotics in her water. This will help to cure this from the inside out. Keep up with the probiotics and vaginal cream for a couple weeks and she should recover. Keep her clean too.

    But definitely post in our emergency section for more input too. I hope you can get her healed up soon.
     

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