Hi, everyone: On Saturday, I noticed that my 8 months old Wynadotte, who had only been laying for about 2 weeks, had vent sleet. I had isolated her because I have another hen with (strongly suspect) Marek's, and I thought Dottie had the same thing until I got a good look at her vent. My bad for not seeing the reality sooner--I was paying more attention to the weird way she was walking. (Probably to hide her vent, she was walking on her hocks). So I immediately brought her inside, Epsom salts bath, Preparation H on the prolapsed tissue, pushed it back in, kept her in darkened bathroom, etc. Giving her ACV in her water, she's not eating much, helping her poop 2-3 x a day. She laid an egg on Sunday, which didn't help, and this morning (Tuesday), I felt another one, so I think she's going to lay again. Once she does, I'm going to put her in a vet wrap sling, if I can manage it, so help hold the prolapsed tissue in. I push it in, but the moment she strains, out it pops again, and there is necrotic tissue on the end. I'm also slathering it in honey AND spraying with Veterymicin. (sp?). I took her to an avian vet yesterday, and to be fair, this vet deals more with parrots. She did some tests to say that the gleet was bacterial, not fungal, and no trace of worms, but she kept saying that laying eggs was bad for birds, and they would most likely kill her. She implied that if I didn't want to spend $500, I should cull her . . . She said she could put stitches around the vent, but then how could she lay an egg . . . . Well, I don't want to spend $500, but I know that some hens can get healed up and I also know that chickens were designed to lay eggs. ;-). So I'm going to do my best to heal her, and if I can't, then I'll think about putting her out of her misery. But honestly, she seems fine--content, anyway, in our bathtub. Any suggestions? I've scoured the internet, including many posts here, and am trying to do all I can for her . . . thanks for any help you can give.