1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!
  1. Sam Drummond

    Sam Drummond Out Of The Brooder

    15
    1
    24
    Apr 1, 2016
    What happens if vent glee goes untreated?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    28,098
    2,110
    471
    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    What are your chicken's symptoms? Vent gleet is an infection of the digestive tract, and may be fungal or bacterial. Sometimes people mistake a red vent and diarrhea for vent gleet. It usually causes a red vent with white or yellow patches, smells bad, and the chicken has a continuous dripping of poop. Probiotics or plain yogurt, clean water with a little ACV, and antifungal medicines can help. If not treated it can spread in the flock, and most likely the chicken would be malnourished and could die. Do you have any pictures of the vent?
     
  3. Sam Drummond

    Sam Drummond Out Of The Brooder

    15
    1
    24
    Apr 1, 2016
    None of my hens have it i was just curios of what happened after ready a couple of articles about it.
     
  4. Sam Drummond

    Sam Drummond Out Of The Brooder

    15
    1
    24
    Apr 1, 2016
    If they have poopy vents but aren't crouched down and not moving can they still have vent gleet?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by