Vent Gleet, edible eggs?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by julieandwade, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. julieandwade

    julieandwade New Egg

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    Hello..

    My 1 year old Dominicker has a case of Vent Gleet I'm afraid. She has had some baths over the past week in tea tree oil/Epsom salts. Her vent is a little prolapsed with some redness, and white scabbing. She has the runny white discharge. She is eating well and drinking, and over the past couple of days has had plain yogurt mixed with crumble. ACV is in the waterer. She has also had a dose of plain yogurt administered in her vent (weird I know.. but it's actually a good yeast infection treatment for humans. And yes I realize we don't have vents [​IMG]) In addition to this, I thought she had sour crop. It has actually gone down after massaging it 2 nights ago. She never vomited, but whatever I did I guess got it cleared out.

    So.. she's still laying.. but obviously I don't know which egg is hers. Can we eat them?

    Do you recommend any other treatments for the gleet? How long will it take to clear up?

    Thanks!!

    Julie
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi Julie [​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    As far as I know you can still eat the eggs - just cook them well. But if in doubt, throw them out. The best way to know which egg is hers it to cage or separate her, placing her in a wire dog kennel inside the run or coop works well, this way she is still with the flock.

    Vent gleet is a yeast infection of the digestive and reproductive system. You can apply some anti-fungal topically and slightly inside the vent to help with the infection. ACV and probiotics like you are doing can be helpful as well. Sometimes, if severe, you may need a prescription for an anti-fungal like Nystatin, but a lot of people have success with home treatment.

    Sour crop can go hand in hand with gleet, so keeping vigilant and providing her with a somewhat "bland" diet until you can get her straightened out would be best. ACV, probiotics, her normal feed, give chopped egg or tuna for treats instead of corn/scratch - things that are easily digested and move through her system fairly easily. Don't make a huge change in her diet, this could cause a bigger upset - but I've found chickens readily accept and love egg as a treat[​IMG]

    Keep us posted.

    Here's more info on gleet:
    http://justfowlingaround.weebly.com/chicken-coop-chatter-blog/vent-gleet
    http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment-html/

    Crop issues:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/impacted-slow-and-sour-crops-prevention-and-treatments
     
  3. julieandwade

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    Here is a pic of Dora enjoying the bath. I will say the home treatments are surely working. Her discharge has slowed and her swelling and prolapse is gone. I think another week of this and she will be good to go.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm glad she is improving - keep us posted[​IMG]
     

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