Vent gleet or prolapse?

jlovepj1027

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I have a hen whom at first I thought maybe my dog took her feathers, now I'm beginning to think it's either vent gleet or a vent prolapse. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 
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Wyorp Rock

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I'm leaning toward Vent Gleet. It's hard to tell, but could possibly have a little bit of prolapse or it may just be inflammation.
After you clean her up a little, hopefully you will be able to see if there is a prolapse as well.
There are several methods of treatment for gleet, athlete's foot cream is one (other methods in the links below). For prolapse, inflamed tissues you can use honey or hemorrhoid cream to help reduce swelling.

Gleet info:
http://www.tillysnest.com/2012/12/vent-gleet-prevention-and-treatment-html/
http://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2013/09/vent-gleet-symptoms-causes-and-natural.html
https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/vent-gleet-aka-nasty-chicken-butt

Prolapse:
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/04/prolapse-vent-causes-treatment-graphic.html
 

jlovepj1027

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Thank you sooo much for the links! I did a bath, some wound spray and then the hemorrhoid cream and gave her some probiotic yogurt today. She finally laid an egg wth no blood and seemed happier and actually sang today! Keeping a close eye on her!
 

Wyorp Rock

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I'm glad she seems happier and that she laid an egg


Keep a watch for any whitish discharge that would be an indication of gleet, then you would want to use an anti-fungal cream (think yeast/thrush infection).
 

getreal

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My hen looks the same but this morning she had clotted blood coming out of her vent. Her vent wasn't sticking out. Would you say prolapse or gleet? I didn't feel an egg inside.
 

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jlovepj1027

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My hen looks the same but this morning she had clotted blood coming out of her vent. Her vent wasn't sticking out. Would you say prolapse or gleet? I didn't feel an egg inside.
It actually turns out that the hemrrhoid cream worked. Only she kept plucking feathers, then she went broody! Lol!
 
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